Army Training Support System

Thursday December 21, 2006

What is it? The Army Training Support System (TSS) is an integrated training support enterprise that is flexible and tailorable to meet dynamic training strategies. TSS, when fully mature, will provide the networked, integrated, interoperable training support and mission rehearsal capabilities necessary to enable an operationally relevant training environment for warfighters. Capabilities of the TSS will extend across the institutional, operational, and self-development training domains, and will support both the current and future Forces. The Army TSS is comprised of three major components: product lines, including training information infrastructures, training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations (TADSS), training products, training services, and training facilities and land; architectures and standards; and management, evaluation, and resource processes. All three components work together as a system of systems to enhance training effectiveness.

What has the Army done?

-The Army has used the TSS construct to develop the TSS Master Plan, which establishes an integrated, synchronized, and prioritized set of training support capabilities consistent with current to future force training transformation. The TSS Master Plan supports the alignment and synchronization of funding requirements for specific programs, including the Sustainable Range Program, the Soldier Training Support Program, the Combat Training Center Modernization Program, and the Battle Command Training Support Program.

-The TSS has also been used to assess and define the minimum essential requirements for training enablers necessary to support units at various Army installations, based on Army Campaign Plan objectives and timelines. This effort has been critical in determining what is available and what is needed at installations to support training and ensure readiness. The TSS also supports Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) implementation, Homestation Master Plan initiatives, and Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Campaign Plan objectives by identifying training support capabilities necessary to support the training requirements at all levels of training.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? The Army plans to continue to use the TSS to inform training support decisions across all training domains and across a wider spectrum of training support capabilities.

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For more information on this and other topics see**Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.**

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"There is only one vote that matters, and that's the president of the United States. What I'm here to do is talk to all these folks, talk to the Iraqis and see what advice I can give to the president that would help him make the decision."-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said yesterday Dec 20, during his visit to Iraq.

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