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MISSION TRAINING COMPLEX


 

The Mission Training Complex at Fort Indiantown Gap supports the Mission Command Training Support Program (MCTSP) and Army National Guard units (battalions, brigades and higher) by hosting brigade and division War Fighter Exercises and providing individual and collective training to Army National Guard units during the Sustainable Readiness Model (SRM) training process. The MCT trains and develops operations forces that are mission command capable of unified land operations and response to domestic crises.


Courses

AFATDS Refresher

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: 16 hours

Prerequisites: MOS

Objective: Instruct students on the operation and functionality of Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) with in depth focus on mapping, collaboration, product production and managing and displaying data as well as instruction on a wide range of AFATDS applications. The AFATDS servers and architecture, as well as other MCS systems, will be introduced and discussed.

Description: The AFATDS Operator Course combines lecture, demonstration, hands-on training and practical exercises to familiarize students with tasks outlined in the AFATDS Software User’s Manual (SUM). Students are introduced to digital operations and the AFATDS role in the MCS family. Students are taught how to utilize the system to input, manage and share fires management data and portray the situation in a graphic (map-based) format as well as share that data with other AFATDS operators and other MCS systems. The ISOTT course is not a replacement for the 40-hour official instruction.

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AMDWS Operator Course

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: 16 hours

Prerequisites:  14G, 14J, 15P, 15Q, Fires Systems Operators

Description: The AMDWS Operator Course combines lecture, demonstration, hands-on training and practical exercises to familiarize students with tasks outlined in the AMDWS Course Conduct Support Document (SG) Operator and AMDWS Course Conduct Support Document (SG) System Administrator. Students are introduced to digital operations and AMDWS’s role in the MCS family. Students are taught to build and share missions that embody the current tactical situation, collaborate to create a rich, multi-perspective, shared operational picture and create, analyze and manage data. The course is designed as sustainment training to operators who have previously attended a New Equipment Training (NET) event, Air Defense Artillery (ADA) MOS school training or real world experience. It may also be used as an introduction to the system for operators new to the system but is not a replacement for the 80-hour official instruction.

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CPOF Operator Training

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: 16 hours

Prerequisites: none

Objective: This course is designed to instruct newly assigned operators on the functionality of the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) with in-depth focus on mapping, collaboration, product production and managing and displaying data as well as instruction on a wide range of CPOF applications in a two-day time frame.

Description: The CPOF Operator Course combines lecture, demonstration, hands-on training and practical exercises to familiarize students with tasks outlined in the CPOF Software User’s Manual (SUM). Students are introduced to digital operations and the CPOF role in the MCS family. Students are taught to build and share workspaces that embody the current tactical situation, collaborate to create a rich, multi-perspective, shared operational picture, conduct collaborative briefings and create, analyze and manage data.

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CPOF Refresher Training

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: 16 hours

Prerequisites: none

Objective: This course is designed as sustainment training for operators who have attended an operators course or have real world experience. The course provides an overview of the operation and functionality of the Command Post of the Future (CPOF). The course is tailored to meet the needs of the students and, as needed, can focus on the following: mapping, collaboration, product production and managing and displaying data as well as instruction on a wide range of CPOF applications. Additionally, this course can broaden CPOF user’s knowledge through the instruction on the CPOF servers and architecture, as well as other MCS systems.

Description: Through communication with the unit OST/EST this course can be tailored to meet the needs of the students. In general, the course combines lecture, demonstration, hands-on training and practical exercises to familiarize students with tasks outlined in the CPOF Software User’s Manual (SUM). Students are introduced to digital operations and the CPOF role in the MCS family. Students are taught to build and share workspaces that embody the current tactical situation, collaborate to create a rich, multi-perspective, shared operational picture, conduct collaborative briefings and create, analyze and manage data.

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CPOF Leader Training

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: 8 hours

Prerequisites: none

Description: Command Post of the Future (CPOF) Leader Course is designed for commanders, staff officers, battle captains, battle NCOs, plans officers, and junior officers and NCOs working in the current operations environment. The purpose of this course is to teach CPOF capabilities and proper employment. Upon completion of this course, current operations staff will understand how CPOF integrates data from multiple MCS Systems to provide a common operating picture to assist the commander at making decisions on the battlefield.

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DGAS-A Level 1

Location: MTC-FTIG or alternate site (must be secured location)

Length: 16 hours

Prerequisites: Intelligence MOS, secret clearance

Description: This two-day course focuses on familiarization with the DCGS MFWS interface, XOI manager, utilization of the Tactical Entity Database (TED), advanced search, simple boolean logic, folder manager, VCAB import/export of database entities, alert center, link analysis, visual analyst and graphing tools, map and shapefile importation, creation of a map geodatabase, generation of 2525B graphics and units, overlay creation, layer/shapefile export, and simplified CMS setup/messaging and DDS advertisement/subscription interface. This course is taught on MTC DCGS clients operating in stand-alone mode (without a server) in any securable location with provision made for secure storage of DCGS system drives overnight in a SECRET approved storage container.

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BFT/JCR/JBC-P

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: 16 hours

Prerequisites: none

Description: The FBCB2/BFT Operator Course combines lecture, demonstration, hands-on training and practical exercises to familiarize students with tasks outlined in the Operator’s Pocket Guide for Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below-Blue Force Tracking Computer Set (TB 11-7010-326-10-3). Students are introduced to digital operations and FBCB2/BFT’s role in the Mission Command Systems family. Students are taught to update critical platform data, use messaging tools and access/manipulate SA data. The ISOTT course is designed as sustainment training to operators who have previously attended a New Equipment Training (NET) event, or have real world experience. It may also be used as an introduction to the system.

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FBCB2 / JCR LOG

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: 16 hours

Prerequisites: none

Description: The FBCB2/JCR-LOG-Log Operator Course combines lecture, demonstration, hands-on training and practical exercises to familiarize students with tasks outlined in the Operator’s Pocket Guide for Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below-Joint Capabilities Release Users Guide (TB TB 11-7010-326-10-3). Students are introduced to digital operations and FBCB2/JCR-LOG’s role in the Mission Command Systems family. Students are taught to update critical platform data, use messaging tools and access/manipulate SA data.

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TAIS

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: 16 hours

Prerequisites: MOS

Description: The TAIS Operator Refresher Course combines lecture, demonstration, hands-on training and practical exercises to familiarize students with tasks outlined in the TAIS Software User’s Manual (SUM) for software version 11.1.0. Students are introduced to digital intelligence operations the TAIS role in the Mission Command Systems (MCS) family. Students are taught how to utilize the system to input, manage and share airspace management data and portray the situation in a graphic (map-based) format as well as share that data with other TAIS operators and other MCS systems. The Mission Command System Team (MCST) course is designed as sustainment training to operators who have previously attended a New Equipment Training (NET) event, Air Traffic MOS school training or real world experience. It may also be used as an introduction to the system for operators new to the system but is not a replacement for the 40-hour official instruction.

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MCS Over The Shoulder (OTS)

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: flexible

Prerequisites: none

Description: OTS Training represents the run phase of MCS Training. OTS can be conducted at the end of a refresher or basic operator course, as part of a Command Post Exercise (CPX), or as training for a War Fighter Exercise. OTS training is applicable to any of the mission command systems in the MTC-FTIG course catalog. During this training, MTC-FTIG MCST members provide support to users as they operate systems as part of a battalion or higher level exercise. Units must provide the training material (tactical OPORD or MDMP products) and must use their organic mission command systems for the conduct of OTS training.

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Commander’s Overview Training

Location: MTC-FTIG, unit armory or alternate site

Length: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Current CPOF user

Description: This is a four-hour block of instruction that can be tailored to provide an overview of any MCS system, or all of them. During this training, commanders, staffs and unit leaders get an overview of how a system integrates into the mission command picture and contributes to the COP. This course reviews the advantages, disadvantages and common uses of the selected system.

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