By Diane R. Walker, Combined Arms Center-Training ContractorAugust 26, 2010
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - In the past, Soldiers and commanders searched through multiple websites to find class options, training record details and other U.S. Army training tools and information.
Now a revamped "My Training Tab (MT2)" pulls together all web-based training resources on a single, customizable page. The MT2 tool, which recently won the Army Knowledge Management Award in the Technology category, is available to Army Knowledge Online (AKO) users at www.us.army.mil.
To check out MT2, log onto AKO and click "Self Service" in the dark bar near the top of the AKO home page and then "My Training," or go to https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/50.
Team effort on effective new tool
The rework was a collaboration led by an Army Training Support Center (ATSC) team, with assistance from Army Training Network, Headquarters Department of the Army G-1, Headquarters TRADOC, AKO and Combined Arms Center representatives, among others. The ATSC, which is based at Fort Eustis, Va., is part of the Combined Arms Center-Training.
The easy-to-use approach is earning positive feedback from visitors and from the Army knowledge management community.
In a letter that accompanied the Aug. 3 Army Knowledge Management award, LTG Jeffrey Sorenson praised the MT2 team's efforts. "You can be proud of having made a direct contribution to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Army mandate to transform the Army into a net-centric, knowledge-enabled force," wrote Sorensen, who is the Army's Chief Information Officer.
Introduced in April, the My Training Tab (MT2) offers a consolidated, central access point to all web-based training resources. Soldiers and civilians can view their own Army Training Requirements & Resources System training record (https://www.atrrs.army.pentagon.mil/ATRRSStudentCenter), as well as training guidance documents, guides to recurring Common Military Training and links to the Army Training Network (https://atn.army.mil), Army Training Help Desk (https://athd.army.mil), Army Learning Management System (https://www.lms.army.mil), MilSuite (https://www.kc.army.mil/milsuite) and other training-related websites.
How MT2 works
Because the My Training Tab is accessed through AKO, the summary is automatically tailored for the individual. Visitors can use the "Customize View" link near the top of the page to pick and choose which gadgets they see and where each one is located on the page.
MT2 ties the Army's self-development, institutional and operational training domains through a single access point.
"At the Combined Arms Center-Training, we continually work to make training materials and information more accessible for the individual Soldier and leader," says Brig. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, CAC-T Deputy Commanding General. "Our revamped My Training page is a great start - with the potential to get better and better with your feedback."
Based at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Center-Training delivers training programs, products and services to leaders and units in support of Army readiness. Wherever Army training occurs, the Combined Arms Center-Training helps make it happen. To learn more about the Combined Arms Center-Training and the Army Training Support Center, visit www.leavenworth.army.mil, www.facebook.com/usacactraining or www.twitter.com/usacactraining.