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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.
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Info on GEN Lemnitzer, the General Officer with the Distinguished Rifleman badge at the 15:00 minute mark:
Lyman Louis Lemnitzer was born at Honesdale, Pennsylvania, August 29, 1899, he graduated from West Point in 1920 and was commissioned in the Coast Artillery. After graduating from the Coast Artillery School in 1921, he served in Rhode Island and the Philippines. He was an instructor at West Point, 1926-30, and after a second tour in the Philippines, 1934-35. After graduation from the Command and General Staff School in 1936, he was an instructor at the Coast Artillery School until 1939. In 1940, on graduating from the Army War College, he was assigned to staff duty with Coast Artillery units in the South. In May 1941, by then a Colonel, he joined the General Staff in Washington, serving in the War Plans Division and on the Army Ground Forces Staff. In June 1942, he was promoted to Brigadier General in command of the 34th Anti-Aircraft Brigade, but soon received appointment as Assistant Chief of Staff of the Allied Forces Headquarters, under General Dwight D. Eisenhower, in London. After aiding in the planning of the North African invasion, he resumed command of the 34th in February 1943 and led it in the opening phases of General George Patton’s Sicilian Campaign. In late June 1943, he became Deputy Chief of Staff of the Allied 15th Army Group (U.S. 7th, British 8th) under General Sir Harold R.L.G. Alexander. He was promoted to Major General in November 1944 and remained with Alexander when the latter became Field Marshal, Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater, in December 1944. From November 1945-August 1947, he was the Army Member of the Strategic Survey Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and then Deputy Commandant of the National War College until October 1949. After a year as Director of the Office of Military Assistance in the Department of Defense, he underwent parachute training – at the age of 51 – and was given command of the 11th Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In November 1951, he was ordered to Korea to command the 7th Infantry Division. He was promoted to Lieutenant General in August 1952 and was named Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for Plans and Research. In March 1955 he was appointed Commander of U.S. Army Forces in the Far East and of the 8th Army, with the rank of General, and in June became Commander of the Far East Command and of the United Nations Command and Governor of Ryuku Island. In July 1957, he succeeded General Maxwell D. Taylor as Chief of Staff of the Army. He held that post through September 1960 when he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In November 1962, he became Commander of U.S. Forces in Europe, and in January 1963 succeeded to the post of Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He retired from the Army in July 1969. In 1975 he was appointed by President Gerald Ford to a blue-ribbon panel to investigate domestic activities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He was greatly respected as a strategist, one of the most durable soldiers of his time, his powers in no degree were diminished even in advanced age. He died on November 12, 1988 and was buried in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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Army Regulation directs all Soldiers to benefit from formal marksmanship events. Soldiers of the 3-335th Training Support Battalion “Blackhawks” (85th Reserve Support Command) used this training tool to enhance retention and boost training.
Fort Sheridan, Ill.
Soldiers from the 3-335th Training Support Battalion (85th Reserve Support Command) used a local Engagement Skills Trainer to conduct a Postal Match as a part of their unit Marksmanship Team tryouts. In an effort to improve Unit marksmanship skills, esprit de corp, and retention, the 3-335th “Blackhawks” have committed to fielding a team of six Soldiers to compete in the 2020 All Army Small Arms Championship.
During the Unit’s OCT Battle Assembly, Lt. Col. Keith Cowan and Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Fall directed leadership to put together a list of Soldiers interested in representing their Battalion at All Army. The intent to conduct a form of selection was expressed. Information about the event and overall goal was put out, and after schedules were taken into consideration, 14 3-335th Soldiers signed on for the upcoming tryouts to take place as a part of their November Battle Assembly.
1st Sgt. James Salm and Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Rosendorn helped conduct the training. “I was very impressed with the chain of command’s enthusiasm and support with regards to working towards sending a team to the All Army match.” Sgt. 1st Class Rosendorn said. “I was equally impressed with the level of interest among Soldiers within the Unit.”
As scheduled, the “Blackhawks” Soldiers utilized a local EST facility to conduct their Postal Match and All Army tryouts. Simulators are directed as a part of Table II in the Army’s Individual Weapon Training Strategy (TC 3-20.0) and any of them can be used to host an Informal Postal Match. Staff Sgt. David Kukla, Training NCO from 85th RSC, was on hand for support and assistance during the entire process. Four separate courses of fire were put together, with a maximum aggregate possible score of 150 points. These included a scored zero and rifle qualification, pistol qualification, and a modified Precision Pistol (Bullseye) course.
Staff Sgt. David Kukla confirmed the effectiveness of this approach, saying, “Having a unit come prepared to train at my site, in this manner was appreciated. The EST seems to be an afterthought to many, and as a result, tends to be underutilized.”
Using a Postal Match or other organized shooting format is a way to enhance EST use. The Soldiers participating also found this beneficial. Capt. Jeremy Crochiere said, “The EST tryout was a great way to evaluate potential team members, utilizing a variety of shooting skills, rapidly and efficiently.” Staff Sgt. Paul Prado added, “I liked the tryout because it is a good competition for all, a fair competition. All Soldiers fired the same number of rounds, with the same targets and environment (conditions).”
|Name||Pistol Qual||Pistol, Bullseye||Pistol Agg||Rifle Qual||Pistol/Rifle Agg|
|SFC Rosendorn, Joshua||30||(15, 15, 15, 15) 60||90||20||110|
|MAJ Zizkovsky, David||30||(15, 14, 15, 15) 59||89||20||109|
|MSG Brunet, Cody||30||(15, 14, 15, 15) 59||89||19||108|
|1SG Salm, James||29||(12, 13, 15, 14) 54||83||20||103|
|CPT Crochiere, Jeremy||29||(12, 14, 15, 14) 55||84||19||103|
|SSG Prado, Paul||27||(15, 15, 12, 13) 55||82||18||100|
|SFC Nissen, Devin||25||(14, 13, 14, 15) 56||81||17||98|
|SFC Wright, Jeffrey||26||(13, 12, 15, 14) 54||80||18||98|
|SSG Dawson, Dwight||23||(11, 13, 7, 11) 42||65||18||83|
|SSG Neal, Roger||25||(13, 13, 13, 14) 53||78||14||92|
|SSG Salinas, Jose||17||(13, 12, 12, 14) 51||68||17||85|
|SFC Jorgensen, Christopher||21||(11, 6, 15, 6) 38||59||12||71|
|SFC Latterell, Robert||23||(12, 13, 12, 14) 51||74||13||87|
|MSG Stine, Bridgette||14||(8, 8, 8, 12) 36||50||16||66|
The Army personnel officially in charge of publishing our weapons training doctrine and standards maintain a MilSuite group.
All personnel with a current Common Access Card (CAC) can use this resource. All Soldiers can benefit from this resource.
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