Getting to know the garrison: Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security

By Amanda SullivanApril 20, 2021

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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — When training resources and operational support are needed on Fort Leonard Wood, the responsibility of coordinating and prioritizing those resources falls on the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

Led by Renea Lazzarini, the DPTMS mission is to direct and coordinate operations and training activities for the installation as well as provide aviation, force protection, mobilization, demobilization, reserve component support, force modernization, visual information services and emergency operations functions.

“We provide mobilization and demobilization support for our organic units, the Reserve, National Guard, our Interservice Training Organization and others,” Lazzarini said. “That is a huge effort, spanning 175 total ranges, training sites and maneuver areas along with managing thousands of pieces of equipment that support our training.”

The Training Support Center stores practically any training aid, system or simulator a Soldier needs in its warehouse inventory.

“On a day-to-day basis, units coordinate with us about specific training needs and techniques and we’re able to articulate our capabilities to support those needs,” Lazzarini said.

DPTMS provides policy guidance, training and oversight to help Soldiers and their families mitigate the risk of having their information exploited for unauthorized purposed and chains-of-command have the ability to notify personnel in the case of emergency through DPTMS’s Alert! Mass Warning Notification System.

“This includes notification to all Department of Defense military and civilian personnel, contract support personnel and family members (on Fort Leonard Wood),” Lazzarini said.

The Aviation Division makes the post accessible by managing access to commercial jet and military air service to service members and their families.

“The airfield is doing more now than ever with COVID-19 air transportation requirements,” Lazarinni said. “Managing the airfield and abiding by the joint use agreement set up with the cities is a priority.”

In addition to those tasks, Lazzarini said DPTMS directs and coordinates installation level ceremonies and events.

“If you’ve seen a ceremony or event on post, it’s most likely the operations order was directed and coordinated through us,” she said.

“We strive to be flexible to support the commander’s needs; that is what drives DPTMS. Our mantra at DPTMS is ‘The Training Enabler’, that’s what we do.”

Instructions for setting up ALERT! notifications for non-CAC holders can be found at

Other important updates can be found on official social media pages or in the Digital Garrison application, available in the Google Play or Apple App stores.

These garrison resources can provide critical real-time updates regarding weather hazards and road conditions, community events or changes in hours of operation across the installation.

(Editor's note: This new weekly series will provide information on Fort Leonard Wood's garrison directorates and programs.)