New connection between training tools eliminates information gap

By Training Management Directorate, Combined Arms Center-TrainingFebruary 1, 2024

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Linking the Army Unit Calendar with the Digital Training Management System

The Training Management Directorate at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. working in coordination with Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and the Army G3, launched a new capability on Jan. 25, 2024 to link the Army Synchronization Tool (AST)/Army Unit Calendar (AUC) with the calendar in the Digital Training Management System (DTMS).

The AST/AUC and DTMS now have a data connection which eliminates a digital information gap across echelons. The previous data gap resulted in a manual process to enter relevant AUC training event data into DTMS to allow planning and calendar refinement. The manual process to transcribe event data from AST/AUC to DTMS was time-consuming, subject to clerical copy errors, and generally an impediment to the doctrinal planning process.

Realizing that both AST/AUC and DTMS had existing data connections with Army Vantage, TMD worked with FORSCOM to reconfigure the current data exchanges to enable Army Vantage to forward the AST/AUC source data to DTMS. Leaders at the unit level now have the ability to visualize, manage, validate, synchronize, plan, and deconflict friction points based on a holistic view of unit availability.

Army Regulation 350-1, Army Training and Leader Development, directs commanders and leaders to employ the Army Training Management System (ATMS) to plan, resource, and manage unit training and to access Army standard training products. The AUC-DTMS data connection will reduce data entry errors and allow training managers at the brigade level to incorporate their commander’s training objectives into key ReARMM (Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model) events. In other words, it will save time, fill a crucial data gap, and contribute to overall combat readiness.

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The Training Management Directorate at Fort Leavenworth is the Army proponent for Training Management, and the executive agent of the Combined Arms Center for Army training doctrine ADP 7-0 Training and FM 7-0 Training. TMD is also the functional proponent for the Army Training Management System, which includes the Army Training Network and the Digital Training Management System.