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Stryker Master Gunner

Introduction

The mission of the Master Gunner is to train the unit for combat and act as subject matter expert for all weapon system platforms in the SBCT. The Master Gunner advises commanders at all echelons, and assists with the planning, development, execution, and evaluation of all combat and gunnery-related training (individual, crew, and collective).

Scope: The Stryker Master Gunner Course is taught in 39 days. The curriculum focuses on the following training areas: Weapon System Technology: Trains students to perform diagnostic maintenance procedures used to identify, troubleshoot, and repair complex malfunctions at the unit level that occur in the weapon and fire control systems of Stryker Variants: M1126 ICV, M1128 MGS and M1134 ATGM vehicles to develop baseline data used in the analysis of weapons function. Gunnery Training: Trains the techniques and procedures to fully engage the weapons and fire control systems capabilities in preparation for precision direct fire engagements. Trains advance gunnery methodology, doctrinal, and technical procedures needed to assess Stryker Variant proficiency in Gate 1: Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX), Gate 2: Section/Platoon Gunnery, and Gate 3: Crew Gunnery. Provides training on identified procedural errors to increase a crew's ability to operate weapons systems to its designed capabilities. Gunnery Training Management: In accordance with ADP 7-0 Training Units and Developing Leaders training management principles, trains students how to assess a unit gunnery program and inform the commander of trends of strengths and weaknesses. Develops an effective gunnery training plan to sustain and improve crew/ maneuver elements based on their Commander's intent and guidance. Develops a Gunnery Program that provides supervised decentralized training to include but not limited to key collective tasks, Warfighting Skills, preliminary gunnery training, and integration of Training Aids, Devices, Simulations and Simulators (TADSS), individual and crew-served weapon training/qualification and ammunition forecasting /management. Course Outcomes: All attendees will leave the course with observable competence as a Stryker Master Gunner: 1. Demonstrate technical competence on Stryker Variant Fire Control and Weapons Systems. 2. Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate use of available TADSS. 3. Develop a Direct Fire Sustainment Plan to imbed in a Unit Training Plan using the Army Training Management process.