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Digital Training Management System (DTMS)

What is it?
The DTMS is a web-based commercial off the shelf software application customized to implement the concepts in Field Manual 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations. Optimized for use at brigade level and below, DTMS provides the ability to plan, resource, and manage unit and individual training at all levels. The DTMS is used for Mission Essential Task List (METL) development and can track various unit METLs. The DTMS can produce after action reviews and commanders' assessments of training events. It compiles and displays a unit roll-up of training conducted through a series of customizable tabs to track weapons qualification, Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), Army Warrior Training, Army Regulation 350-1 Common Military Training, Military Occupational Specialty training, and deployment tasks from "enlistment to retirement." The DTMS is an unclassified 'For Official Use Only' system that requires both Army Knowledge Online (AKO) logon and user permissions (managed by units) to access training data.

What has the Army done?
The Department of the Army (DA) G3 staff section fielded DTMS in response to U.S. Army Forces Command and Army Service Component Commands' (ASCC) requirements for a working training management system for all components. The DTMS was fielded to the Active Component beginning January 2005 and continues to be fielded to the generating force. The Army fielded Army National Guard (ARNG) units from July-November 2006, and the Army Reserve began fielding in December 2006.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
Sustainment of the DTMS costs approximately $3 Million per year and funds the maintenance support agreement, fielding support, help desk, and mobile training teams. A DA G3-chartered Requirements Control Board (RCB) continually identifies, reviews, and manages DTMS functionality and requirements. A RCB working group comprised of field ASCC and corps/division action officers meets quarterly to continue refining and developing DTMS. We continue to enhance DTMS to meet ARNG functional requirements and to interface with Army and Department of Defense (DoD) training systems. The DTMS has interfaces with Defense Readiness Reporting System-Army (DRRS-A), AKO, and medical protection system; and is currently working interfaces with Army and DoD training systems including: range facility management support system, Army training requirements and resource system, and Reserve Components automation system/mobilization planning data viewer.

Why is this important to the Army?
The DTMS is widely used with approximately 24,000 Army training managers using DTMS every week; 1,500 units (company and above) have their approved METL in DTMS; and the training records of 2.4 million Soldiers, DA Civilians, and Inactive Ready Reserve Soldiers are stored in DTMS. The DTMS is widely used by the Army to manage battle focused training, pre-deployment training, and unit Reset in accordance with the Army Force Generation process.

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