Students are introduced to advanced concepts, new technology, and tactics, techniques, and procedures through professional reading, classroom instruction, guided discussions, tactical decision games, sand table exercises and tactical exercises without troops, which are reinforced through field and field firing exercises. Students demonstrate mastery of the subject matter and develop critical thinking skills through performance-based exercises where they are assigned leadership positions ranging in topic and progressing in difficulty. Students will be drilled on the fundamentals of platoon level leadership in a progressive and evolutionary manner. Instruction is compartmentalized for ease of understanding and learning. Instructional packages and events have specific learning points that build upon each other throughout the POI. Students will begin the core training packages in a classroom type environment where decision-making and sand table exercise will be the primary training method. From there students will be presented with field scenarios ranging in duration and complexity where the expectation will be that they apply classroom lessons learned.