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1 1 U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood (FLW) Society of American Military Engineer (SAME) Missouri River and TEXOMA Regional Education and Training Conference & 3 rd Annual Joint Engineer NCO Symposium Fort Leonard Wood, MO 3-5 October 2006 “Joint Engineer Training”

2 2 Introduction Interservice Training Review Organization (ITRO) Overview Engineer ITRO Training Sites FLW – ITRO Objectives/Normandy Training Area 244 (TA 244) ITRO Lessons learned Joint Engineer Officer Course Conclusion Agenda

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4 4 ITRO Overview ITRO was mandated by Congress in 1993 and implemented in ITRO’s mission is to achieve training efficiencies through consolidation or co-location of common training among the services. ITRO’s goal is the elimination of unnecessary duplication and training redundancy without negatively impacting on training quality. ITRO impacted many Engineer Military Occupational Specialty starting in 1994.

5 5 ITRO COURSES SUPPORTED BY USAMPS Military Working Dog (owned by AF; located at Lackland, AFB) USMC, USAF and Army **Goodfellow AFB, TX Fire Fighters USMC, Navy, USAF and Army Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas Plumbing Specialist Electric Power Line Specialist Navy, USAF and Army Gulfport, Mississippi (Navy) Carpentry and Masonry Specialist Navy, USAF and Army Panama City, Florida (Navy) (Phase II - Diver) Navy and Army Ft Belvoir, Virginia (Army) Geodetic Survey Topographic Analyst Lithographer USMC and Army Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Army) Engineer Diver (Phase I) (FTX in Phase II) Army Technical Engineering Specialist All svcs Construction Equipment Repairer USMC and Army Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Army) Heavy Construction Equipment Operator All svcs General Construction Equipment Operator USAF/Army unique Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator USAF /Army unique Legend: Location (Host)/Type of training/Service trained Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (USMC) Urban Mobility Breachers Course (Phase II - Diver) USMC and Army Engineer ITRO Training Sites

6 6 FLW ENGINEER ITRO Objectives A.Execute training to the spirit and letter of the agreement with our ITRO Services. B.Make ITRO training more relevant to the current joint Contemporary Operational Environment and lay the foundation for a more integrated training experience. C.ITRO Focus: 1.Establish processes and systems in ITRO by which we can prepare the way for the future, in light of the current joint tactical nature of GWOT, OIF, OEF. 2.Assess joint efforts in combat to create an effective and efficient organization and system of training. 3.Modernize equipment and Program of Instructions. 4.Recommend equipment commonality strategies. 5.Establish a Strategic Alliance of Equipment, Schedule, Terminology, Deployment Packaging, etc..

7 7 AF Unique USN Unique Scraper USMC Unique Loader N ITRO Construction Equipment Repairer (ARMY/USMC) AF Unique ARMY Unique USMC Unique ARMY Unique ARMY Unique ARMY Unique FLW Normandy Training Area ITRO Disposition ITRO Graders (ALL SVCs) ITRO Loader (AF/NAVY/ARMY) ITRO Dozer (ALL SVCs)

8 8 FLW – USAF ITRO Lessons Learned Teaching techniques between individual services are relatively similar, but learning philosophy differs –ITRO SOP is a mixture of the different rules and techniques presented by the various services, so everyone is equally represented Instructor rewards –Knowing that we are sending out equally proficient, quality troops to all branches of the military –Competing amongst all services for Instructor of the Month/Quarter/Year adds to the prominence of the recognition

9 9 Great job with consolidated ITRO training at Brown Hall for our Engineering Aids (21T). Awesome support and working relationship with the sister services. The Navy is looking to conduct more joint training as a result of the 21 Super E CRB. During the Nov 06 RRA, we are interested in performing more joint training with Excavators, Backhoes, and Earthworks phases in addition to the three phases we currently participate in. As always, the Navy is working to improve our current licensing program. Possibly implement a NCF (Naval Construction Force) training license and issue to the students with hours trained on the back of them. This would reduce admin time significantly with a valid training license on each piece they trained on in school. Why re- invent the wheel when we can learn from our sister services. The way ahead, look for opportunities to conduct additional joint training. FLW – US NAVY ITRO Lessons Learned

10 10 Over the years since the start of ITRO we have found that consolidation works very well for some of the entry level courses. The Engineer Assistant course and Engineer Equipment Repairer course are examples of consolidated training that meets the needs of all services involved. Our Basic Engineer Equipment Operators Course over the years has become more co-located than consolidated due to service specific equipment, service specific missions as well as the Marine Corps Licensing Program. Over all the ITRO Goal is still met regardless of whether the training is consolidated or co-located. We are all still sharing resources without degrading service specific training requirements. FLW – USMC ITRO Lessons Learned

11 11 FLW has allowed for a constant dialogue between services; which has reinforced the understanding of other service requirements and capabilities. A Strategic Alliance of Equipment, Schedule, Terminology, Deployment Packaging, etc. is needed in order to better leverage each service’s unique capabilities. Dissimilar equipment causes ITRO collocated training vs consolidated. Curriculum Review Boards (CRB) have been a good vehicle to increase joint training (e.g. CRB for 21S/T consolidation will result in increased consolidated training). Army students should attend the full Program of Instruction at Naval Construction Training Center (Gulfport – 21W Carpentry and Masonry Specialist ) and Sheppard AFB (21K - Plumber) to give the field the best trained Soldiers possible. FLW – US ARMY ITRO Lessons Learned

12 12 Joint Engineer Officer Course (JEOC) Mr. Bob McFarland C2 Technologies, Inc

13 13 Provide the SAME a progress update on Joint Engineer Training through the JEOC initiative. PURPOSE

14 14 AGENDA JEOC Overview Distributed Learning (dL) Phase Resident Phase Student Selection Pilot #1 Feedback Way Ahead

15 15 “We continue to improve joint professional military education to provide more joint experiences, education and training to warfighters – junior and senior officers and noncommissioned officers. At the senior officer level, a modified capstone course will increase the emphasis on jointness while preparing senior officers to lead joint task forces and other joint operations. For junior officers and noncommissioned officers, incorporating joint education and training early in their careers ensures future leaders will more effectively integrate tactical operations with interagency and multinational components.” National Military Strategy of the United States of America A Strategy for Today; A Vision for Tomorrow. “Early planning efforts within the C7 were hampered by a lack of knowledge of capabilities, requirements, and limitations of other services and coalition engineer forces, particularly among junior members of the staff. Action officers are often junior field grade or company grade officers who do not have sufficient joint engineer education or experience to be effective at the beginning of their assignment.” (An after action review comment from OIF as quoted in Engineer January-March 2004) JEOC Why A Joint Engineer Course?

16 16 Commissioned by the Joint Staff J-4 Engineer Division Report Published Sept 2002 Identified Key Capability Gaps Recommendations (22 total) Engineer Capabilities Study

17 17 Joint Operational Engineer Board In Response to the Study, the Joint Operational Engineer Board (JOEB) was Formed –Chaired by the JS J-4 –Service Engineer GO/FOs –Joint Staff Engineer –Combatant Command Engineers –Meets Quarterly Four Working Groups –Engineer Doctrine & Training (DTWG) – Air Force JP 3-34/4-04 Consolidation Joint Engineer Officer Course (JEOC) –Capabilities (CWG) – Army Modularization of Engineer Forces –Interoperability (IWG) – Navy Joint Engineer Planning & Execution System – JEPES 7 (JFCOM) Standardization of Beddown –Transformation (TWG) – USJFCOM Future Joint Engineer Force

18 18 Target Students: Senior Company Grade and Junior Field Grade Engineer officers, selected NCOs and Civilians Concept: Understand and be able to integrate engineer capabilities across the spectrum of operations to ensure support of the Joint Force Commanders engineer requirements and accomplishment of the Joint mission. End State Competencies: –Describe Joint Operations, Joint Warfare and the Joint Planning System. –Describe, comprehend, apply Joint Engineer Doctrine. –Describe, comprehend, apply Joint Engineer Planning using scenarios, historical examples, case studies, practical exercises. –Describe, comprehend Service Engineer Capabilities and Support Requirements. –Describe, comprehend and apply the strengths, effects, and basic doctrinal employment concepts of Service Engineers. –Describe, comprehend, apply employment principles for using Service engineer capabilities to support Joint and Service Engineer requirements. JEOC

19 19 FLW LLC - LMS Blackboard Student requires AKO account Approx 8 weeks to finish Module A – U.S. National Strategy Module B – Joint Operations Planning Module C – Joint Engineer Capabilities Module D – JTF Engineer Organization Module E – Joint Engineer Theater Operations Module F – Joint Engineer Contingency Operations Module G – Resident Phase Read Ahead Materials Total = hours dL Phase Modules JEOC

20 20 Small Group Seminars 1:15 Some 1:45 classroom instruction Seminar 1 – Introduction/Road To War Seminar 2 – Service Engineer Capabilities Seminar 3 – JTF Engineer Operations, B2C2WGs Seminar 4 – 5 Joint Engineer Theater Operations 1 and 2: Combat Engineering; Reconstruction Engineering; SME Presentations Seminar 6 – Joint Engineer Theater Operations (Base Camp Planning) Other: –GO/FO Seminar –COCOM Engineer Seminar –SME Discussions Contracting and CAP Funding Environmental AAR Resident Phase Seminars JEOC Total = 32–40 hours

21 21 Student Selection Target Audience: AC and RC Engineer Officers; Senior 03 and 04; possibly 05-06; selected civilians; select E7-E9 Quotas proportional to Service Joint Population 3 Bands administered by Services to identify quota Band 1 = Assigned to a JTF, COCOM, Component Cmd Band 2 = Staff officer tasked to stand up a JTF Band 3 = 03’s preparing to join a prospective JTF HQ; all others By Service for Band 1 as of and reported to JS-J4 = population of 174 possible students; Goal of 45 per class: USA = 21; USN = 7; USMC = 1; USAF = 16 JEOC

22 22 Pilot Course #1 (April-June) Feedback Pilot Intent was met - Successful first Pilot! 51 students registered in dL Phase 35 students attended the Resident Phase ( – 05; 14 – 04; 7 – 03; 1 – CW3; 4 – SNCO; 2 – Civ Four Services represented Comments reflected rank and experience Great desire to understand each service’s engineer forces Interaction among engineers was course highlight! Facilitator/Mentors are key to success Facilitators need to have JTF Ops experience Facilitator/Mentors must be available from dL day 1 16 students volunteered to return as Facilitators/SMEs! JEOC

23 23 Build on Pilot #1 success and upgrade dL courseware and Resident Phase PEs based on feedback (ongoing) JEOC Pilot Course #2 – Oct-Dec 06 Distributed Learning (dL) Phase open to students on 10 Oct via FLW LLC LMS Resident Phase 4-8 Dec at FLW Development funding for FY07 = $450K Working with the JS-J4 and JFCOM for sustainment funding for FY08 and beyond Facilitators: 3 to 4 - identified by Services Students: 45 - identified by Services – Sr NCOs + Civs JEOC Way Ahead

24 24 Upon completion of the Pilot Course(s), the Joint Engineer Community will have: a viable Joint Engineer Officer Course with the appropriate course content (dL and Resident) a joint course specifically designed for the target audience of senior 03’s, junior 04’s and selected senior noncommissioned officers at the rank of senior E-7 through E-9 a joint course focused on preparing the target audience for duty with a JTF Engineer Cell a joint course designed and developed by the Joint Engineer Community a joint course vetted by the Joint Engineer Community JEOC Way Ahead cont.

25 25 Conclusion ITRO is key to success as we transform & fight as a joint force. ITRO enables us to leverage each service’s unique capabilities. Our sister services bring a different (joint) perspective to the table. Shared operational experience is one of the most valuable tools we gain from ITRO, as well as an understanding of joint forces doctrine.

26 26 U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood Technical Tour of FLW ITRO Normandy Training Area , 4 October 06

27 27 AF Unique USN Unique Scraper USMC Unique Loader N ITRO Construction Equipment Repairer (ARMY/USMC) AF Unique ARMY Unique HYEX ITRO Graders (ALL SVCs) USMC Unique ITRO Loader (AF/NAVY/ARMY) ARMY Unique Scraper ARMY Unique Backhoe ARMY Unique Tractor Trailer ARMY Unique Cranes Tech Tour: Normandy Training Area 244 Legend: = Tour Route = Stops (1-4) ITRO Timeline for tour: (4 Oct 06) 1500 – 1510 Enroute to Bldg 5050, TA – 1530 ITRO Site Visit (Dozer) 1535 – 1555 ITRO Site Visit (Graders) 1600 – 1620 ITRO Site Visit (Loaders) 1625 – 1645 ITRO Site Visit (Constr Equip Repairer) 1650 – 1700 Enroute to Pershing Club Bldg 5050 ITRO Dozer (ALL SVCs) 1


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