Not later than October 2021, the Active, Army Reserve, and National Guard components implement the individual weapons training and qualification standards outlined in TC 3-20.40, as the test of record.
Intended End State. An individual weapons training strategy nested with the srm at echelon, provides a common language across all formations, and ensures efficient and effective use of time and resources, IOT build and sustain com bat ready maneuver forces prepared for operations across the conflict continuum.
Army implements TC 3-20.40 in three phases:
Phase 1, Transition and feedback
1 April 2019 – 30 September 2020.
Units begin transitioning to the Training and Qualification standards outlined in TC 3-20.40, and will provide feedback throughout implementation.
Key phase 1 tasks are:
Individual weapons qualifications that are executed for record using the legacy standards will remain valid for a period of up to 12-months from the date of execution (not to exceed 30 september 2021} for readiness purposes.
Early implementation of the qualification standards outlined in TC 3-20.40 is authorized for Record. Army commanders have discretion on which units under their command will conduct early implementation of the individual weapons standards.
Units will provide feedback, related to TC 3-20.40, directly to the Maneuver Center of Excellence, directorate of training and doctrine. Units will provide feedback, related to implementation concerns, directly to the USAIS.
Units will record TC 3-20.40 qualifications in DTMS, enabled unit data entry for TC 3-
20.40 individual weapons qualifications separate from legacy individual weapons qualifications by
end of 1st quarter FY20. DTMS will be prepared to provide data addressing Army, USAIS and command critical information requirements beginning end of 2nd quarter FY20 and continue to evolve TC 3-20.40.
Data collection and display reporting as needed during all TC 3-20.40 implementation phases.
Phase 2, Implementation
1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021
Army-wide implementation of the Individual weapons training and qualification standards outlined in TC 3-20.40.
Key phase 2 tasks are:
Beginning 1 October 2020, execution of individual weapons qualifications that are not in accordance with the standards outlined in TC 3-20.40 are not authorized for record.
NLT 30 September 2021, Active, Guard, and Reserve component units that did not execute early implementation must execute the standards outlined in TC 3-20.40 for record.
Standards outlined in TC 3-20.40 are appropriately incorporated into regulations, publications, forms, records, and school courses.
1 October 2021
All active army, national guard, and reserve components in compliance with standards outlined in TC 3-20.40.