USIP Slide MAJ Ronald Roy Canadian Army JFTC Training Division Resolute Support Advisory Training 10 Transformation Through Training Issue No 7 July 2015 In July 2014 the JFTC executed its first Train Advise Assist Team TAAT training in support of Resolute Support. There have been three subsequent training events since then Resolute Support RS 14-2 RS 15-1 and RS 15-2 with an average of 70 advisors per training event. For the purpose of this article an Advisor is a person who gives an opinion or a suggestion to an equally experienced person about what or how something could be done but does not makes decisions about how the events or activates are executed. A mentor is a person who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person but does not makes decisions about how the events or activities are executed. To say that anyone who is a Subject Matter Expert SME in a field or branch can then become an advisor is to veer from the truth. Advising is an acquired skill or ability that requires specialist training. Some of the skills or abilities are stated in the following figure.