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Army Family Team Building


Army Family Team Building

Army Family Team Building (AFTB) empowers you, through self-development and leadership skills, basic Army knowledge and specialized training, to maximize your personal and professional potential. 

  • AFTB (Level I) Military Knowledge (K) Modules train basic information about the Army: You’ll learn about Army life and how to manage daily challenges by discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, use community resources, attain better financial readiness, and understand the goal and impact of the Army mission on daily life.
  • AFTB (Level II) Personal Growth and Resiliency (G) Modules train personal growth skills: Learn how to improve your personal relationships, communication and stress-management skills. Discover how teams form and grow, how to solve problems, and how to resolve personal conflict. You’ll also learn about Army traditions, customs, courtesies and protocol.
  • AFTB (Level III) Leadership Development (L) Modules train leadership skills: Thrive in the Army and civilian life by expanding leadership skills. You'll learn effective communication techniques and how to mentor others into leadership positions. You’ll understand the different leadership styles, how to run an effective meeting, manage group conflict, and how to be an effective coach. 

AFTB improves personal and family preparedness. It enhances overall Army readiness and the ability for America’s Army to adapt to a changing world.

For more information, contact your Army Community Service Family Program office or Army OneSource.

AFTB Training

All 30 AFTB training modules were designed to be taught independently or in conjunction with one another. Although most classes are usually a minimum of 60 minutes, they may be modified, depending on the audience, to take between 30 to 90 minutes. All training is conducted by ACS Certified Instructors.

Training requests for 6 or more people are accepted anytime. While most AFTB classes have been developed for military family members, classes are routinely modified to suit the needs of Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, retirees, and DA civilians.

To request training, contact the program manager using the phone number on this page.


AFTB Training Overview:

Level K (all 10 modules, 10 hours of instruction)

  • Military Life…What Does it Mean?
  • Military Acronyms and Terms
  • Chain of Command
  • Customs, Courtesies, Ceremonies, and Traditions
  • Military Social Functions
  • Military Benefits and Entitlements
  • Introduction to Military and Civilian Community Resources
  • Introduction to Family Readiness Groups
  • Military Family Preparedness
  • Resiliency, Be the Bouncing Ball


Level G (all 12 modules, 12.5 hours of instruction)

  • Learn to Communicate
  • Effective Conflict Management
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Exploring Personality Traits
  • Improving Personal Relationships
  • Successful Team Dynamics
  • Growing Through Change
  • Resiliency during Crisis and Grief
  • Overcoming Stress
  • Winning at Time Management
  • Time to Serve: The Volunteer Experience
  • Heading Toward Leadership


Level L (all 8 modules, 11.5 hours of instruction)

  • Leadership through Understanding Needs
  • Examining your Leadership Style
  • Effective Communication for Leaders
  • Developing Great Meetings
  • Establishing Team Dynamics
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Supporting Others through Coaching and Mentoring
  • Virtual Meetings: Tips and Techniques
Interested in becoming an AFTB Instructor?

If you would like to become an AFTB instructor, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Successfully complete all three levels of AFTB
  2. Be willing to teach as-needed
  3. Successfully complete the ACS Instructor Training Course
  4. Receive AFTB Instructor Orientation