Skill Identifiers Are Approved for Capability Developers
Headquarters, Department of the Army, has approved a proposal by the Army Capabilities Integration Center, Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), to establish officer and warrant officer skill identifiers and an enlisted additional skill identifier of 7Y for Soldiers who have successfully completed the Capabilities Development Course conducted at the Army Logistics University (ALU) at Fort Lee, Virginia.
The Capabilities Development Course, previously known as the Combat Developers Course, is offered by ALU’s College of Professional and Continuing Education. The 2-week course prepares individuals to conduct various Joint Capabilities and Integration Development System activities, including requirement analysis, capabilities-based assessments, and development of supporting documents, such as the DOTMLPF [doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities] change recommendation, initial capabilities document, capabilities development document, and capabilities production document, in support of the Acquisition Life Cycle Model and Force Management Process.
Acquisition reviews and the recently released “Decker/Wagner Report on Army Acquisition Reform” have pointed to the need to formalize the training, identification, and qualifications of capability and requirement managers and TRADOC capability managers as the acquisition community does for program managers and program executive officers because of their responsibilities. In support of the acquisition community, capability developers and requirements managers at the TRADOC centers of excellence, capability development integration directorates, the Army Special Operations Command, the Army Medical Department Center and School, and in other Army command force modernization positions determine operational warfighting gaps and establish the requirements for and deliver both non-materiel and materiel solutions.
The new skill identifier is effective 1 June 2012. Anyone interested in attending the Capabilities Development Course should enroll through their training officer using course code 2G–SI7Y/551–ASI7Y. Additional information on the Capabilities Development Course and its prerequisites is available at www.alu.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALUCOURSES.htm.
Logistics and Materiel Readiness Summit
The Defense Strategies Institute will hold the Logistics and Materiel Readiness Summit on 22 and 23 May 2012 at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
This summit will focus on increasing efficiency across the supply chain to maintain operations in a fiscally austere environment.
For more information or to register for the summit, visit the summit’s website: logisticsandreadiness.dsigroup.org/.
Performance-Based Life-Cycle Support 2012
Worldwide Business Research will host Performance-Based Life-Cycle Support 2012 (PBL 2012) from 16 to 18 July 2012 at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The conference will lay out future strategic initiatives that could impact performance-based logistics. Sessions will also cover case studies, lessons learned, and potential solutions for effective life-cycle support.
For more information or to register, visit the event’s website: www.wbresearch.com/pblusa/home.aspx.
Total Asset Visibility and Military Logistics Summit
The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) will be hosting two colocated logistics-related summits, Total Asset Visibility and Military Logistics Summit 2012, from 25 to 27 June 2012 in Washington, D.C.
The Total Asset Visibility summit will include presentations on emerging radio frequency identification technologies, the adoption and current role of Enterprise Resource Planning software, and the direction of military logistics in light of the withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Military Logistics Summit 2012 will include presentations on the drawdown from Afghanistan, preparation for the Pacific transition, and the increasing use of contractors in deployed operations.
For more information or to register visit either of the summits’ websites at: www.TotalAssetVisibility.com or www.MilitaryLogisticsSummit.com.
Soldier Support Institute Releases New Warfighter Training Support Packages
The Army Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, has already released a number of new human resources warfighter training support packages this year. The newest additions to the Army Training Network are—
- Conduct Commercial Vendor Operations.
- Conduct HRSC [Human Resources Sustainment Center] Planning.
- Conduct Personnel Accountability.
- Conduct Strength Reporting.
- Maintain Theater Postal Services.
- Manage Casualty Reporting.
- Manage Human Resources Force Requirements.
- Manage Military Mail Terminal and Postal Operations.
- Manage Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Support.
- Manage the Theater Casualty Assistance Center.
- Manage Theater Database.
- Manage Theater Gateway.
- Monitor Casualty Reporting.
- Monitor Personnel Accountability.
- Monitor Postal Operations.
Manage Financial Management Operations SPO [Support Operations], a financial management warfighter training support package, is also available.
To access these training support packages, go to https://atn.army.mil and select “Products” from the green taskbar near the top of the screen. Select “Go To Products” from the submenu. Once on the “Training Products” page, select “Collective Training” and then “Warfighter Training Support Package (WF TSP)” from the item’s submenu.
Transportation Corps to Celebrate 70th Birthday
The Army Transportation Corps (TC) will celebrate its 70th birthday at Fort Lee, Virginia, during the TC Symposium, to be held from 25 to 27 July 2012.
All TC Soldiers are invited to attend. Events will include a state of the corps brief by the Chief of Transportation, Colonel (P) Stephen E. Farmen, memorialization of the Army Transportation School building, ceremonies recognizing TC warriors, fallen heroes, and hall of fame inductees. The event will also include a regimental run, a golf scramble, a regimental ball, static equipment displays, and automation systems demonstrations. For more information, visit the Army Transportation School page on Facebook or its website at www.transchool.lee.army.mil.