Our mission is to train select noncommissioned officers to advise and assist unit leaders in the planning and implementation of direct fire gunnery training and the integration of weapon platforms (RWS, ATGM, MGS) within the SBCT, and to produce Master Gunner graduates who can train unit combat vehicle crews in techniques and procedures to engage the full capability of their weapon platforms in precision direct fire engagements, and who support unit level maintenance on Stryker Variant vehicle's fire control and weapon systems.
Phase 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: Plans, Prepares and Implements training on the techniques and procedures to fully integrate the weapons and fire control systems' capabilities, under normal and unusual conditions. Trains advanced gunnery methodology, doctrinal, and technical procedures needed to assess Stryker Variant proficiency in Tier 1: Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX), Tier 2: Section/Platoon Gunnery, and Tier 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; and the Integrated Weapons Training Strategy (IWTS) TC 3-20 series; trains students how to assess a unit gunnery program and inform the commander of trends in 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: 1. Demonstrate technical competence on Stryker Variant Fire Control and Weapons Systems and instill that competence in the unit's vehicle crews. 2. Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate use of available TADSS. 3. Develop a Direct Fire Sustainment Plan to embed in a Unit Training Plan using the Army Training Management process.