APPENDIX F - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Functional Training

NOTE: Courses listed below are not all inclusive and are subject to change.

WAIVERS: The Army Logistics University's waiver policy can be found at website http://www.almc.army.mil.
Once there, select the Admissions tab and then scroll down to the Waiver paragraph.

Action Officer Force Integration Course, Army Force Management School (AFMS), Army Management Staff College (AMSC), Fort Belvoir, VA: The Action Officer Force Integration Course is designed to provide a general overview of the force management functions and processes employed in raising, provisioning, sustaining, maintaining, training, and resourcing the Army. The course provides a systemic overview of the force integration process with focus on "How the Army Runs." Students will learn the constitutional, statutory and regulatory basis for the force projection Army and the capabilities that must be sustained through management of doctrinal, organizational roles, functions and missions, especially at the Army Secretariat/Staff levels. They will also become familiar with force management processes, from the determination of force requirements to the resourcing of requirements, including the allocation resources and the assessment of their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and mission in a joint/combined environment. More information may be found at http://www.afms1.belvoir.army.mil/ Select the AO Force Integration link under Courses & Dates.

Action Officer Logistics Course, AFMS, AMSC, Fort Belvoir, VA: The Action Officer Logistics Course is designed to educate and train military and civilian personnel in the logistics staff processes from translation of requirements to set Army logistics goals through development of plans, programs and acquisition of the Army's equipment. Students will learn the functional requirements of logistics planning and execution methodologies; integration; use of logistics processes; and the relationship between the various logistics agencies and proponents in a force projection Army. More information may be found at http://www.afms1.belvoir.army.mil/ Select the AO Logistics Course link under Courses & Dates.

Air Deployment Planning, U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: Instruction for personnel on the responsibilities of unit air movements; strategic airlift operations; planning operations and manifesting; preparation of equipment and personnel; the 463L pallet cargo system; scale measurement; joint inspections; Logistics Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) procedures; aircraft characteristics and limitations; planning and preparing airlift documentation; the civil reserve air fleet; aircraft configurations; and unit air movements planning; the Automated Air Load Planning System Functional Users Course. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main, then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.

Basic Freight Traffic Course, U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: Transportation officer functions; motor, rail, water and air carrier industries; routing; tariffs and tenders; transportation security; hazardous cargo; loss and damage; freight documentation; detention and demurrage; carrier performance program; Global Freight Management System/Electronic Transportation Acquisition; and the role of the Transportation Component Commands. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main and then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.

Business Logistics Management, Global Maritime And Transportation School (GMATS), U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Great Neck, NY: A five-day seminar taught by expert faculty to provide commercial transportation professionals and operations personnel responsible for transportation, distribution, and supply activities within their organization with an understanding of leading-edge logistics management as well as principles and techniques available to achieve optimum operational efficiencies. Topics include: development of logistics, its economic significance, and the importance of logistics management in transportation operations; application of supply chain management concepts; role of information systems; elements and management of global logistics; distinctions and characteristics of international versus domestic logistics; global transportation options; traffic management; global transportation decision-making; management of inventory costs; measurement and control of integrated logistics systems; and developing effective world-wide logistics strategies. Classroom lectures and discussion are reinforced through case studies and a tour of a local major logistics provider's facility. More information may be found at http://www.gmats.net/info/courses/?@=ix&cid=72&cce=GL-000

Contracting Officer Representative (COR), ALU, Fort Lee, VA: This course provides the student with an overall view of the contracting process, with the major emphasis in contract administration. ALU DOES NOT CERTIFY individuals to be CORs. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCCL-MAIN.htm

Decision Analysis Course, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the qualitative and quantitative methods for conducting a decision analysis of a project or program. After review and discussion of key fundamentals, students get practical experience with decision analysis in group workshops that are based on actual cases. Specific subjects includes probability theory, distributions and random variables; data collection and preliminary analysis; modern decision theory and software use; and integrative practice. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCRD-MAIN.htm

Defense Distribution Management - Modified, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: Management and operations of the Defense Distribution Systems are studied with particular emphasis given to the major functions of receiving, storing, packaging, physical inventory and control, issuing, transportation, and resource management. The association among these functions and other logistic functions is studied in order to understand their interrelationships. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCDO-MAIN.htm

Defense Inventory Management, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: The curriculum concentrates on wholesale materiel management functions. The subjects covered range through the entire life cycle of materiel from the entry of new items into the DoD system to the disposal of excess materiel. Emphasis is placed on requirements planning and computation for the various categories of items, and the management of these items using such tools as financial management, standardization, modernization, and economic inventory principles. Four forecasting techniques are taught (exponential smoothing, trend analysis, 12-month and 24-month moving average) to provide the students an understanding of the forecasting techniques used in the DoD. Mathematics, scientific techniques, and logistical terminology are presented to the degree required to provide a common basis for understanding requirements computation and inventory management. The application of management skills and practices, problem solving and decision making techniques appear throughout the course, thereby emphasizing to the students their importance to management. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/8BF11-MAIN.htm

Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Courses (On-Line and On-Site Courses-Locations Vary): DAU courses include CORE Plus courses in Life Cycle Logistics Management. Whether a certification requirement or expanding functional competencies, these courses prepare the life cycle logistician in gaining critical core competencies in logistics management and policy-making environments. Specific courses engage students in dynamic, fast-paced case study exercises addressing complex relationships among life cycle logistics support planning, acquisition policy, requirements determination, program management, performance-based contracting, and funds management. More information may be found in the DAU icatalog at http://www.dau.mil

Defense Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)/Waste Handling Course, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: The course includes identification and classification of HAZMAT and wastes; health effects and personal safety; packaging, labeling, handling, storage, and transportation procedures; contingency planning and release response; and hazardous materials and waste laws, regulations, and policies. This course does not provide training for certifiers of hazardous cargo shipments. It provides the attendees with fundamental information to handle their hazardous waste as required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 260-265), by appropriate state and local requirements, and DoD and Army policy. This course fulfills the general training requirements initially required for hazardous waste handlers by RCRA regulations [40 CFR 264.16 and 265.16, The Hazard Communication Program (29 CFR 1910.1200), and Department of Transportation (DOT) HAZMAT Training (49 CFR 173.700-.704.) This course can be modified to the installation or command's needs through the addition or elimination of topics. This course consists of lecture, conference, and guided discussion with an emphasis on "hands-on" exercises. The Interservice Environmental Education Review Board has designated this course as a Joint Service course to train all DoD personnel in hazardous waste compliance. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCHA-MAIN.htm

Defense Hazardous Waste Course - Refresher, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: The curriculum includes a general overview of HAZMAT and waste regulations as they relate to handling, identifying and labeling requirements, health hazards, storage compatibility, spill response, and hazardous waste classification. The course is intended to satisfy the requirement of the yearly RCRA (40 CFR 260-265) update training for hazardous waste handlers. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCDM-MAIN.htm

Installation Logistics Management, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: Coverage of all functional areas of the Directorate of Logistics responsibilities, practices, and problems at all levels of the organization to develop and increase competence and effectiveness in logistics support at the installations. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCIN-MAIN.htm

Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES), U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Eustis, VA: Creating and delivering load plans including reports and diagrams imposed by the SDDC. The performance-related functions are in the executive module of new ship characteristics. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main and then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.

Intermodal Freight Transportation, GMATS, USMMA, Great Neck, NY: Intermodal Freight Transportation is an intensive course designed to give a solid background in the many components of global and domestic intermodal transportation. This leading-edge course is designed for commercial carriers, shippers, third-party logistics providers, intermodal marketing companies, terminal operators/stevedores, port authorities, intermodal equipment suppliers, customs brokers, freight forwarders, shipping agents, export/import companies, and financial/legal/insurance providers. More information may be found at http://www.gmats.net/info/courses/?@=ix&cid=82&cce=IF-000.

Introduction to Army Logistics, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: The curriculum covers the functional areas of supply, maintenance, transportation, and services at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCAXDL-MAIN.htm

Introduction To Freight Transportation Systems And Planning, GMATS, USMMA, Great Neck, NY: This course is designed to 1) provide State DOT and Metropolitan Planning Organization personnel with a comprehensive overview of modal and intermodal freight transportation systems and their relationship to state and regional transportation systems; 2) provide participants with a background and understanding of the issues, concepts and specific activities connected with regional and local freight transportation and planning as it applies to highways, rails, waterways, and ports; and 3) provide students with the ability to identify, analyze, and develop informed conclusions and recommendations on issues important to state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations as they relate to the businesses of freight transportation and planning, related strategies, and long-term strategic planning. More information may be found at http://www.gmats.net/info/courses/?@=ix&cid=88&cce=IP-000

Joint Logistics Course (JLC), ALU, Fort Lee, VA: The JLC focuses on theater-level joint logistics operations by preparing military and civilians to function in assignments that involve joint logistics planning, inter-service and multinational logistics support and joint logistics in a theater of operations. To accomplish this, the JLC integrates component functional skills and knowledge through the study of strategy, doctrine, theory, programs, and processes. The JLC provides the opportunity for students to develop the attributes, perspectives, and insights necessary to manage logistics at the operational level of war. The course includes a number of guest instructors from combatant commands and agencies, GS-12 and above. More information may be found at: http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCJC-MAIN.htm

Joint Operations Planning and Execution System (JOPES), JDTC, JFCOM, Fort Eustis, VA: These courses include Joint Action Officer Course, JOPES Functional Managers Course, and Joint Support Personnel Course. More information may be found at http://www.jfcom.mil/about/com_jdtc.htm Select appropriate course from the Learn More section.

Logistics Assistance Program - Operations, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: The curriculum includes the Logistics Assistance Program Organization; Organizational Roles; Geographic Support; Supply Distribution; Logistics Automation from Unit through Corps/Installation; Unit Maintenance and Supply Operations; Materiel Fielding; DoD Supply Support Activities; Total Quality Management; Contractor Relationships; and Logistical Case Studies. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCLV-MAIN.htm

Logistics Assistance Program (LAP) - Senior Manager, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: LAP organization; organizational roles; geographic support; interrelationships within the LAP; Logistics Assistance Officer (LAO) functions; LAP marketing; service orientation; logistics support activities; reporting processes; logistics operations center; mobilization planning and exercise support; resource management; personnel management; contractor relationships; future programs; leadership style; LAO panel and case studies, GS-13 and above. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCLS-MAIN.htm

Manpower and Force Management, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: The curriculum concentrates on manpower and force management functions. The subject areas covered during manpower blocks of instruction are tailored to the manpower management functions described in AR 570-4. These functions address the fundamental aspects of planning, programming, requirements determination, standards and guidance, documentation, allocation and analysis and evaluation. The force management subject areas address the fundamental aspects of force management: developing, manning, and equipping the force. Last, HQDA automated manpower and information systems are discussed and compared with the Air Force Manpower Management System. This course is offered via satellite mode. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/7cf49500asia3-MAIN.htm

Military Preservation And Packaging For Storage And Shipment, Defense Ammunition Center, McAlester, OK: The course provides in-depth, hands-on practical experience in applying military packaging policy criteria and packaging specifications and standards to real world scenarios. The course focuses on military packaging and preservation methods that include; cleaning and drying processes, preservation materials and application, cushioning, unit and intermediate packing methods, military marking and labeling, outer packing procedures, palletized and unitized loads, containerization, and blocking and bracing. More information may be found at http://ammo.okstate.edu/ Select Course Catalog, select Page 4, and then select Item # 70.

Mobilization/Deployment Planning Course, U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: Addresses the mobilization and deployment processes at various levels of command within the Army. Focus of the course is on the legal authorities, concepts, plans, policies, procedures, and responsibilities for mobilization and deployment at various command and installation levels. Mobilization and deployment planning interfaces at various Army command levels, and the dependency of mobilization and deployment on automated systems are emphasized. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main and then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.

Multinational Logistics Course (MLC), ALU, Fort Lee, VA: The MLC acts a force multiplier by familiarizing students with logistics strategy, doctrine, theory, programs and processes in a multinational environment. It provides the opportunity for them to develop the attributes, perspectives and insights necessary to perform effectively and efficiently as logistics managers in an alliance or coalition at the operational level of war. The MLC deals with activities between countries, not services, as is done in the Joint Course on Logistics. As such, there is minimal overlap between the two courses. GS-12 and above. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/ALMCNL-MAIN.htm

Passenger Travel Specialist, U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: Emphasis is placed on modes of transportation, accommodations, baggage allowances, travel entitlements, route selection, understanding commercial airline fare rules and methods of commercial representation. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main and then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.

Port And Terminal Operations, GMATS, USMMA, Great Neck, NY: Port and Terminal Operations is an intensive program designed for military and government transportation professionals as well as corporate employees who require an in-depth look at the workings of maritime port operations and intermodal transportation systems. Course topics include the organization and administration of ports and marine terminals as well as those of steamship companies. General cargo operations, tanker terminal operations, container operations, and dry bulk operations are also covered. The student is provided with a review of basic cargo documentation, customs procedures, the function of shippers and freight forwarders and a basic look at electronic communications systems. The course reviews concerns regarding port construction, physical port and vessel restrictions as well as port and terminal security issues. More information may be found at http://gmats.usmma.edu/info/courses/?@=ix&cid=152&cce=PT-000

Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced/Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) (PBUSE), U.S. Army Quartermaster School, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: Concepts, principles, and functional procedures associated with PBUSE/TDA software operating on NDI equipment at operation level, tactical level, and installations. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/8BF428BF56551F30.htm

Shiploading and Stowage, U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Eustis, VA: Course includes material relating to cargo stowage/stowage and capacity plans, mathematics of stowage, stowage of hazardous materials, transverse and longitudinal stability, pre-stowage planning and ICODES. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main and then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.

Standard Army Maintenance System (SAMS), U.S. Army Quartermaster School, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: This course provides functions and business processes for supervisory and management training in all areas relevant to the Standard Army Maintenance System - Enhanced (SAMS-1E) for select supply and maintenance military occupational specialties (MOS). This course provides concepts, principles, computer operations, best business practices, and functional tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with the SAMS-1E application operating within a two level maintenance system, within an organizational level Combat Repair Team or supporting maintenance activity within a Sustainment Brigade's Combat Service Support Battalion and Brigade Combat Team's Brigade Support Battalion; to include the sustainment activity level maintenance company performing area support. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/551F33-MAIN.htm

Strategic Deployment Planning Course (STRADPC), U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: STRADPC is a resident course whose target audience is the movement planner from battalion/brigade to Corps and Installation Level. Focus is on strategic deployment planning. Students learn concepts and key factors involved in deliberate and crisis action planning. Discuss requirements and capabilities of strategic mobility triad and support operations at POEs and PODs. They are provided an overview of JOPES, TC-ACCIS, MOBCON, and learn essentials of mobilization and redeployment. Students participate in a variety of deployment planning exercises. STRADPC employs a variety of teaching methods, with an emphasis on active and higher level thinking. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main and then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.

Strategic Intermodal Transportation, GMATS, USMMA, Great Neck, NY: This course is designed for military and government transportation professionals and logistics officers, examines the United States and world-wide commercial freight transportation systems, with an emphasis on international intermodal surface transportation. Modal/intermodal economic and operating characteristics will be surveyed, along with cost, pricing, and regulation of transportation services. In addition, students will be introduced to electronic data interchange in commercial transportation and the use of computer software applications in transportation management -- all with the goal of providing students with an in depth understanding of the principles of intermodal transportation systems, a grasp of transportation terminology, and the interrelationship between the Defense Transportation System and the global commercial transportation infrastructure. More information may be found at http://gmats.usmma.edu/info/courses/?@=ix&cid=174&cce=SI-000

Supply Chain End-To-End Distribution, GMATS, USMMA, Great Neck, NY: This 5-Day program will examine the principals of surge deployment, global distribution, sustainment and best practices in commercial and defense transportation. Students will be introduced to DLA programs and SDDC operations. Instructors will review integrated logistics management, third/fourth party logistic partners and global distribution functions impacting supply chain networks. The course will also explain supply chain security against global threats. The primary goal is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of U.S. transportation infrastructure and how commercial sector companies, government agencies and military commands support global supply chain certainty and end to end distribution integrity. More information may be found at http://gmats.usmma.edu/info/courses/?@=ix&cid=301&cce=EE-000

Supply Chain Management Courses (Various Locations Such As Penn State, Georgia Tech, and the University of North Carolina): Supply chain management is much broader than logistics. Supply chain management is the integration of key business processes from end user through original suppliers that provides products, services and information that add value for customers and other stakeholders. The focus of this seminar is on the core processes that must be linked throughout the supply chain. The key business processes are: Customer relationship management, Customer service management, Order fulfillment, Demand management, Supplier relationship management, Manufacturing flow management, Product development commercialization, Returns Management. Other topics covered include: The management components of supply chain management, Supply chain mapping, Corporate strategy, Managing supply chain variability, Electronically linking the supply chain, Modeling the integrated supply chain, Supply chain metrics, Implementing supply chain management. Courses may include: Business Logistics Management, Transport Systems, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management, Logistics Analysis, Logistics Systems Management, Transport Policy, Procurement and Supply Management, Seminar in Business Logistics, GS-11 and above.

Theater Logistics (TLog) Studies Program, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: TLog is the Army's premier course for selected senior Company and Warrant Officers, Field Grade officers, civilian logisticians and international students who will be positioned within the Army as multifunctional, joint, & multinational logistics problem solvers. This course targets logisticians at the Operational level while ensuring an understanding of Strategic logistics, GS-13 and above. More information may be found at http://www.almc.army.mil/ALU_COURSES/8AF17.htm

Transportation Coordinator-Automated Information Management System (TC-AIMS II) Functional User, U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Lee, VA: The student will receive instruction in skills and knowledge necessary to operate in the Installation Transportation Office/Traffic Management Office, Unit Movement and Air Load Planning, and Convoy Planning functions. User functions of the TC-AIMS II data base include deployment equipment lists, special hauling data, load plans, railcar requirement estimates, blocking and bracing material route and convoy planning, and bar code labels. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main and then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.

Unit Movement Officer Deployment Planning, U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Lee , VA: Unit deployment planning; unit movement plans; plans and conduct of movement training; COMPASS/AUEL; unit movement automation; preparation of unit supplies and equipment; hazardous cargo by surface mode; plan and conduct Continental United States highway operations; convoy documentation; marshalling procedures; use of containers in unit deployment; rail movement planning; railway equipment characteristics and use; blocking, bracing, packing, crating and tie down procedures and equipment for all modes; rail load out exercise; host nation rail; sea deployment, strategic airlift, A/DACG operations, preparation of supplies, equipment, and personnel for movement by air, and building a 463L pallet; unit deployment through the sea port of embarkation; use of Radio Frequency/Automatic Identification Technology systems; Theater Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration and redeployment. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main and then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.

Worldwide Port Systems (WPS), U.S. Army Transportation School, ALU, Fort Eustis, VA: Operation of WPS hardware, software by automated cargo detachment and terminal transfer units including cargo documentation and accountability at a military ocean terminal. More information may be found at http://www.transchool.lee.army.mil/
Select Courses Main and then select more information under Residents. Once on the Resident Transportation School Courses, find this course under the Deployment/Power Projection Courses section.



 



 

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