Students will possess the knowledge to accomplish:
The ten day course develops maneuver leader expertise in battalion and small unit level maintenance operations. Students learn maintenance fundamentals, how to run a command maintenance program with an emphasis on Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) and 5988E flow. Students learn to execute command maintenance and a commander's inspection program for maintenance to the Army standard. Additional instruction focuses on maintenance information systems, how battalion level systems interface with higher level maintenance organizations and systems (Standard Army Maintenance System-1E and Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-A) to order repair parts for the battalion. Using GCSS-A students will track and account for all squadron level material readiness financial resources. Students learn to assess material readiness issues using business intelligence and business warehouse tools. Students apply AR 750-1 to determine the effectiveness of a Squadron Command Maintenance Discipline Program (CMDP). Students learn to conduct maintenance in the tactical environment including recovery operations and the planning considerations for UMCP emplacement.