By Winston C. MullinsSeptember 23, 2009
In recent years, reports of millions of dollars of misplaced Army property have led to concerns over the enforcement of the Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP). In an effort to curtail property accountability problems, the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Department of the Army, has assembled a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable logisticians and military analysts to form a Property Accountability Task Force (PATF).
Through surveying Soldiers in the field, PATF found that Soldiers tasked with maintaining property books and enforcing the CSDP were not aware that many property accountability courses are available through interactive multimedia instruction (IMI). This article provides readers with distance learning (DL) course information and links to websites where they can take or order these courses online.
92A Basic Supply Principles
Trains Soldiers in supply policies and procedures and the role of military occupational specialty (MOS) 92A automated logistical specialists. The IMI covers procedures for prescribed load lists (PLLs), The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS), materiel management, and storage and supply automation. The 3-hour course is available on compact disc (CD) through the Army Training Information Architecture (ATIA) website at https://atiam.train.army.mil/. Once logged in, click the Reimer Digital Library Services tab and type "basic supply" into the keyword box to find the product.
92A10 Non-Automated Sustainment Training
Provides guidance on unit-level PLL and TAMMS procedures that are not automated. The 54-hour course is available through the Army Learning Management System (ALMS) website at https://www.lms.army.mil/.
Supply Management Training 92A30
A 39-hour course that provides an overview of the basic supervisory supply tasks. The CD can be ordered through the learning resources tab at the Defense Imagery website.
Unit Supply Specialist (DL) (92Y)
Provides training in critical areas of unit supply. The 10-hour course can be accessed online at ATIA or ordered on CD through the Defense Imagery website.
Intermediate Level Unit Supply Procedures
A 92Y20-level course that provides training on unit-level relief from responsibility, absentee property accounting, and Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE). The 25-hour course is available on CD at the Defense Imagery website.
Unit Supply Specialist IMI Sustainment Training
Teaches procedures for supply, filing, hand-receipt, property-adjustment, and unit-budget tasks performed at the 92Y30 level. Students can enroll in this 40-hour through the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) website.
Report of Survey Officer Orientation
Provides individuals assigned as report of survey officers training on report of survey duties and procedures. The 1-hour course is for U.S. Government distribution only and can be found at the ATIA website.
Financial Liability Officer Orientation
Provides training on report of survey and financial liability officer duties and procedures. This training is approved for public release and can be provided to students from all requesting foreign countries. The 1-hour course is available at the ATIA website.
Unit Armorer Training Program
Trains personnel selected as unit armorers. The 19-hour course consists of three modules and is available on CD through the Defense Imagery website.
S-4 Staff Officer Course
Trains officers who are slated for S-4 positions in the concepts, processes, procedures, roles, and responsibilities of S-4s. The 53-hour course is available through ALMS.
Property Accountability for Leaders in the Contemporary Operating Environment
Provides unit-level leaders with training on property accountability procedures before, during, and after deployment. Soldiers will receive instruction on command supply discipline, Standard Army Management Information Systems, and various areas of supply accountability. The 15-hour course is available through ALMS.
The Army Combined Arms Support Command and the Quartermaster Center and School will continue to develop and revise IMI training products. Comments and suggestions for current and future quartermaster IMI products are always welcome and can be emailed to email@example.com.
About the author: Winston C. "Chuck" Mullins is a training specialist with the Army Combined Arms Support Command Training and Development Directorate at Fort Lee, Virginia. He holds a B.I.S. degree with a specialization in business from Virginia State University.
Originally published by Army Sustainment magazine, volume 41, issue 5.