Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence


BRADLEY INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE SYSTEMS MASTER GUNNER - 010-ASIJ3 Site

BRADLEY INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE SYSTEMS MASTER GUNNER - 010-ASIJ3

Course Description


Bradley Fighting Vehicle
Bradley MAster Gunner Crest

The Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle System Master Gunner course is an 8 week 2 day course which utilizes small group training methodologies to train Master Gunners on Bradley Fighting Vehicle weapon systems maintenance and ABCT gunnery training strategies.

MAINTENANCE TRAINING - Training is focused on identifying malfunctions, troubleshooting, and maintaining the BFV turret components: Performing Unit Level Maintenance on the M242 25-MM Enhanced Automatic Gun, Maintaining DA Form 2408, Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem; Commanders Tactical Display, Improved TOW Acquisition Subsystem, Sights and Displays, Turret Controls and Indicators, Electronic Control Assembly, Digital Electronics Control Assembly, Power Control Unit, Turret Drive Systems, Tactical Navigation System, and Vehicular Communication Components.

GUNNERY TRAINING - Training focuses on Unit Training Plan Development and Briefs, and increasing lethality in unit gunnery programs: Gunnery Training Strategies, Senior Instructor Operators, BFV Training Devices and Simulations, Gunnery Scenario Development, BFV Specific Ammunition Capabilities; Range Operations; Training Unit Combat Vehicle Crews, Crew Live Fires, and Advanced Section and Platoon Qualifications.

Course Outcomes

  • Assist Commanders in Establishing Effective Maintenance Management Programs for BFV Turret Weapon Systems and their Related Components
  • Troubleshoot Turret Weapon Systems to Diagnose and Eliminate Malfunctions
  • Advise Commanders on BFV Ammunition Capabilities and Limitations in order to Effectively Employ the Platforms
  • Use Commander's Guidance to Develop a Unit Training Plan Focused on ABCT Unit Gunnery Qualifications to Increase Unit Lethality
  • Evaluate and Train BFV Crews to Effectively Utilize and Maintain the Fire Control and Distribution Systems
  • Assist Commanders in Managing Unit Programs for Training and Utilizing COFT/COFT-SA Senior Instructor Operators to Fully Integrate ABCT Crew Gunnery Simulation Systems