Army Airborne units now have additional capabilities to manage jump records in the Digital Training Management System (DTMS). The new features, designed and developed as a collaborative effort between the Army Airborne Board (AAB) and the Training Management Directorate (TMD), build on the initial operating capabilities of the Jump Record tab released in June 2021. The new features include an online Wizard with an offline Excel spreadsheet to rapidly enter bulk/mass jump event data, standardized unit-level training reports and the ability to print a DA Form 1307, Individual Jump Record.
The Jump Record tab
The initial operational capability in DTMS provided airborne units with the capability to input information into a Soldier’s online Individual Training Record (ITR) through the Jump Record tab in DTMS. The tab mirrors the DA Form 1307, Individual Jump Record and uses drop-down menus auto-populated with relevant jump information. This allows authorized DTMS users, designated by the unit commander or DTMS manager, to enter jump data into a Soldier’s digital training record. Once entered, the information follows a Soldier throughout the remainder of their career - gaining units can now review and determine jump training requirements for newly arriving Soldiers.
Printing the Individual Jump Record
The latest DTMS software release in September 2021, introduces expanded capabilities to assist in managing jump records. The first new feature is the ability to print a Soldier’s Individual Jump Record. When printed, DTMS automatically fills in the 1307 with jump record information recorded in and pulled from the Soldier’s training record. Soldiers can request a hard copy of their jump record to review and to carry with them as they move to new assignments.
Inputting Data with the online Wizard
The second enhancement is the online Wizard. Authorized DTMS users within a unit can enter bulk / mass jump event information through a single administrative action using the unit training roster. Previously, units had to input data for a large jump event individually into each Soldier’s record using the Jump Record tab. The Wizard streamlines the data entry process and improves data accuracy for a common training event.
In addition to the Wizard, units now have the ability to download an offline Excel spreadsheet from DTMS to make uploading jump event data more efficient. The spreadsheet is similar to the DA Form 1306, Statement of Jump and Loading Manifest. When properly completed and uploaded in DTMS, the spreadsheet allows units to enter jump data using a single administrative action rather than inputting information one Soldier at a time. The spreadsheet also allows units to record jump data for Soldiers from other units who trained with the unit for that event.
Unit-level training reports
The final enhancement is the ability to generate unit-level training reports. The reports are based on jump data entered into DTMS and, at the request of the AAB and operational units, the reports provide all jump data from the previous 180 days recorded in DTMS for each Soldier on the unit training roster. Leaders can review the reports to determine future training requirements.
TMD and the Combined Arms Center – Training (CAC-T) continue to work on improving the ability of airborne units to manage their unique skill set. This includes coordination with the Program Executive Office – Enterprise Information Systems to implement an automatic transfer of jump record data from the DTMS to the Army Vantage platform to enable more rapid decision-making. TMD and CAC-T are also working with the Training and Doctrine Command Proponency Office – Army Training Information System (TPO-ATIS) to determine the feasibility of automatic transfer of jump record data from future training management systems to personnel and pay systems. As these systems mature, the ability to transfer data could simplify records management and processes.
The enhanced jump record tools now available in DTMS represent a step forward in the ability of airborne units to digitally manage training records associated with their unique skill set. The collaboration between TMD and the AAB was critical to the speed and quality of the new enhancements and demonstrates a commitment to meeting the operational needs of units as they train for future missions.
The Training Management Directorate at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is the Army’s proponent for training management. TMD manages, develops, and sustains Training Management doctrine, processes, products, and systems to enable training and training management across the Army’s Institutional, Operational, and Self-development training domains. Fundamental products of TMD include the Army Training Network (ATN), the Digital Training Management System (DTMS), and the Combined Arms Training Strategies (CATS). For more information on TMD products and services, visit ATN at https://atn.army.mil and be sure to check out the new FM 7-0 Training at https://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs/DR_a/ARN32648-FM_7-0-000-WEB-1.pdf.