Five students undergo intense training on sensors, radars
May 11, 2011
The Directorate of Training and Doctrine under the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Future Warfare Center located in Colorado Springs, Colo., recently conducted a pilot of the AN/TPY-2 (FBM) Sensor Manager Leader Development Course April 18-22.
The course serves to fill the requirement to educate senior leaders/battle managers on the technical aspects of the Army/Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance System (Phased Array)-2 (Forward Base Mode) radar. The five graduates received five days of training consisting of radar performance and employment, radar effects, system mitigation, and environmental impacts to the radar.
Susan Bancroft, Directorate of Training and Doctrine Quality Assurance and Training Developer said the course kept the students engaged.
"It taught the students how to develop operation plans and courses of action to present to their leadership and develop comprehensive tactics, techniques, and procedures for their operational mission," Bancroft said.
During a group feedback session, the students agreed that they thought having the system engineers participate in the dialog was productive and that the format of the program when designing TTPs and developing products was dynamic and rewarding.
The students who attended the pilot Sensor Manager Leader Development Course and their assignments are: Chief Warrant Officer Three Matthew Betzmer, 100th Missile Defense Brigade, USASMDC/ARSTRAT; Chief Warrant Officer Three Dareck Harris, 357th Air and Missile Defense-Detachment, U.S. European Command; Capt. Brent Johnson, 357th AMD-D; 1st Lt. Michael Palanza, 357th AMD-D; and Master Sgt. Susan Sparks, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense.
The instructors for the course are Steve Legarski, lead instructor, Directorate of Training and Doctrine; Norm Reich, instructor; and Chris Berisford, DOTD Sensor Management Course manager.
If you are interested in attending the course or to find out about other courses offered , call Clem Morris, chief, Missile Defense Training Division, at (719) 622-2916 or e-mail Clement.Morris@smdc-cs.army.mil.