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NOTE: As of DEC 2023 the Product Manager (PdM) Army Training Information System (ATIS) has delayed the release of the Army Training Information System which was slated to replace the Army Learning Management System (ALMS) on 04 JAN 2024.

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Army 350-1 Mandatory Training List – Mandatory Online Training (AR 350-1)

This purpose of this page is to provide a better understanding of annual Army mandatory training and annual training requirements. Use this page as a tool to ensure you complete all the required training in accordance with (IAW) Army Regulation 350-1. Your mileage may vary on what you unit requires as some Commanders may reduce training requirements while others are using the playbook from 1998.

The training listed below comes directly from the December 2017 AR 350-1 which indicates that not everything is mandatory online training.

While we do our best to assist Soldiers, our recommendations to complete your mandatory yearly training are not considered canon to the Army Cinematic Universe (ACU). These are simply ‘a recommendation’ to accomplish your Army Annual Training. We would be remiss if we did not mention that you should always follow the guidance of your unit’s S3/Training for the most up-to-date information. Last, understand that the regulation is recent as of 2017, but makes references to the APFT and the glorious Army Knowledge Online (AKO). The lack of updates for over 60 months is disconcerting and does not provide new Commander’s and Command Teams with a standardized way forward.

Remember, conduct all of your training in a safe manner using all of the Army’s safety tools and resources.

NOTE: We are aware of the incident in 2022 regarding senior leaders questioning the value of AR 350-1 and online mandatory training. But, until the Army changes its policy, we want to keep you within the established left and right limits.

COMMAND TEAM AND
UNIT COMMANDER-DIRECTED TRAINING

Army mandatory training listed below is most-likely completed throughout the year at various training exercises or in a garrison environment and supports requirements published in AR 350-1. This list does not cover pre-deployment activities or those related to secured networks, ask your S-2 and S-6 for information on installation-specific requirements.

For most commanders, most of the training can be completed prior to a long weekend, pre-block leave or spread out throughout a week of ‘admin training‘. Another tactic is to use the last hour of ‘Maintenance Mondays‘ or prior to release on a Friday (serves as a solid backstop) and offer training then.

NOTE: If you are a newly-minted Captain, lean a bit forward in your proverbial foxhole and get this training out of the way. You need only take it once, it is online / distance learning. Get after it!

Other AR 350-1 tips / Face-to-Face Training:

  • Leadership Doctrine — Commander’s should put some time aside quarterly to speak directly with their leaders on leadership. Start a book club to generate discussion on certain topics related to FM 6-22.
  • Army Values Training — this is an easy win. Have a value for the week that you want your Soldiers understand. Additionally, have one Soldier from each Platoon give an example from the week. Short, simple, and reinforces how you live the Army Values.
  • Suicide Prevention — engaged leadership requires all leaders to know and understand their subordinates. While the Army promote’s resiliency, you must be alert for indicators that are causing stress. Resist the urge to have mass conversations; these efforts come across as impersonal and less genuine than a simple conversation.
  • Driver’s Licensing — Commander’s should have their Platoon Leadership inspect/check all of their TC’s and drivers quarterly to avoid a Soldier driving on a suspended license
  • Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service — refer to your unit’s ‘Maintenance Mondays.’ Be sure to include PMCS on your training calendar and use DTMS as your system of record.

Risk Management Training:

In accordance with AR 385-10, para 5-3.a (DRAFT, PENDING PUBLICATION), Commanders are required to complete the Leader’s Safety and Occupational Health Course (LSC). The LSC provides commanders and leaders the tools to manage a unit Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) program and to incorporate Risk Management (RM) into all unit planning and activities.

  • LSC replaces the Commanders Safety Course (CSC), the Manager Safety Course and the Supervisor Safety Course and opened for enrollment in ATRRS beginning 1 October 2020.
  • As of 1 December 2020, the Commanders Safety Course closed for new enrollments and any learners enrolled have until 31 December 2020 to complete this course and receive a graduation certificate.
  • The Manager Safety Course and the Supervisor Safety Course will continue to be available in ALMS until the end of FY21.
  • Either CSC or LSC is required to be completed prior to assuming the first command and for the Company Commander First Sergeant Pre-Command Course (CCFSPCC).

Follow these instructions to register for an ATRRS course:

  1. From the ATRRS home page, scroll down and Click on “TRAINING REGISTRATION & RECORDS” in the ATRRS Quick Links section.
  2. Enter course number or the complete course title in appropriate search blocks:
    • 2G-F97_DL – Risk Management Basic
    • 2G-F104_DL – Risk Management Civilian Basic
    • 2G-F107_DL – Leaders Safety and Occupational Health Course
    • 2G-F95_DL – Additional Duty Safety Course
  3. Click search
  4. Click “Register”
  5. Click on the CAC selector then LOGIN.
  6. Click on “Submit Application”.

Note: You need a CAC to register for all ATRRS courses. You “must be on a secure computer system”, on a military/federal installation or on a Government computer with VPN.

After ATRRS notifies you that you are registered, login to the ALMS. In the “Active Learning” column, click on the course title. Finally, click on the title again that has “Web Based Training”.

Course NameTraining TimeDelivery MethodLocationReference
Leader’s Safety and Occupational Health Course (ATRRS / NIPR + CAC Required)1 HourPendingPendingEnroll
Course NameTraining TimeDelivery MethodLocationReference
Army Combat Fitness Test2 HoursIn PersonVariesArmy Directive 2022-05
Soldier Weapons Qualification 1.5 HoursIn PersonRangeTC 3-20.0
Warrior Task & Battle DrillsVariesIn PersonVariesArmy Training Network
Army Mandatory Training Holding AR Army 350-1 Training Regulation

Army mandatory training /
ARMY annual training

ONLINE TRAINING

Due to a lack of computers, we recommend Soldiers complete the mandatory online training in a pre-planned block. Computer labs, libraries, and education centers are ideal locations. Soldier can complete most online training without a NIPR connect and all certificates are delivered digitally. Soldiers may also use the Army Enterprise Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) on their personal computers along with a CAC reader to access any NIPR courses.

Army Learning Management System (ALMS)

Per the Army Training Information System (ATIS) website, “The ALMS is a centralized training system allowing training NCOs, training managers, instructors, unit commanders, and individual users to schedule, register, and deliver standardized Army training to Soldiers and DA Civilians at home and abroad. Users can register for self-paced courses.  From the office, home or DTF, Soldiers and Army civilians will be able to meet their distributed learning needs 24/7.”

Course NameTraining TimeDelivery MethodCAC LoginLocationReference
Operations Security (OPSEC)1 HourVirtualYesALMSAR 530-1
Threat Awareness (TARP)1 HourVirtualYesALMSAR 381-12
Information Security (InfoSec)1 HourVirtualYesALMSAR 3805
Information Awareness (IA)1 HourVirtualYesALMSAR 25-2

Training via Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)

Joint Knowledge Online is a mainstay for mandatory online training and one of the first websites to follow AKO Classic. While not a source of critical training for our warfighters, the site serves as a source for the Army mandatory training listed in the table. Additionally, the site provides the following:

  • Language training
  • SERE 100
  • Medical administrative courses
  • DoD Civilian courses
  • Joint role/assignment courses

NOTE: JKO courses will generate a certificate and save it to your profile for future reference. Some courses also require enrollment via ATRRS. The enrollment and successful completion of the course will show up on your ATRRS record and transfer to DTMS automatically.

Course NameTraining TimeDelivery MethodCAC LoginLocationReference
Anti-Terrorism Level 1 (JS -US007)2 HoursVirtualYesJKOAR 525-13
Combat Trafficking In Persons (J3T A-US1328-A)1.5 HoursVirtualYesJKODODD 2200-01
Combat Trafficking In Persons, Leaders (J3T A-US1328-D)30 MinVirtualYesJKODODD 2200-01
SERE 100.2 Level A (J3T A-US13290)4 HoursVirtualYesJKO
  • NOTE 1: CTIP is “as needed” and “pre-deployment” only.
  • NOTE 2: CTP for Leaders and SERE are optional.

DoD Mandatory Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Training

UPDATE (AUG 2023): JKO no longer carries the JS-US082 course. A huge ‘thank you’ to our readers for contacting us with this information.

This requirement is only a few years old, but mandatory for all Department of Defense personnel (military, civilian, and contractors). In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5143.01 and the December 22, 2010 Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, this course is mandatory for all of DOD personnel with access to controlled unclassified information (CUI).

Course NameTraining TimeDelivery MethodCAC LoginLocationReference
DoD Mandatory Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Training 1 HourVirtualNoCDSEDODI 5200.48

NOTE 1: By taking the course through the Security Awareness Hub, there is no record of course completion maintained by CDSE. Students must print a Certificate of Completion at the end of the exam, but once the course is closed the student will not be able to print a Certificate of Completion.

NOTE 2: First, it is not lost on us that similar to most rules and training, this keeps honest folks honest. That said, all it takes is one Soldier to load a thumb drive or take a box of crap home or ‘think‘ (using that work loosely) it is cool to put documents on social media. All the training in the world will not sway that special type of…idiocracy. Second, use the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Toolkit, to help build awareness and help those on your team to follow the rules correctly so it’s easier to start voting less-than-stellar personnel off the island.

Course NameTraining TimeDelivery MethodLocationReference
Army SHARP1 HourVirtualOnlineSHARP Academy
Equal Opportunity (TSP)1 HourIn PersonVariesTC 26-6
Equal Opportunity (GCMC-001)1 HourVirtualJKOAR 600-20
Personal Readiness1 HourIn PersonVariesAR 350-53 / AR 600-63
Resilience Training (MRT)1 HourIn PersonVariesAR 350-53

Security and Information Technology and Systems Training (S6 / account)

While the Cyber Challenge 2024 is mandatory Army Annual Training that keeps you connected to the network, the other training in this section is usually required upon arriving at a new installation/unit. Why you have to do it over if the training has not expired is a quest towards futility. No one said the military had productivity figured out. Besides, working smarter is an option.

We recommend you complete your annual CUI training through JKO or Security Training, Education and Professionalization Portal (STEPP). This method solves two issues:

  • The CDSE course does not save your progress.
  • The STEPP course produces a certificate for record.
Course NameTraining TimeDelivery MethodCAC LoginLocationReference
Mandated Army IT User Agreement (former AUP)5 MinVirtualYesICTDTBP
Cyber Awareness Training / Challenge1 HourVirtualYesICTDTBP
Army Training And Certification Tracking System (ATCTS)N/AVirtualYesIAN/A

Civilian-Oriented and Supervisor Training

On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the “Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002,” Public Law 107-174, known as the No FEAR Act. One purpose of the act is to hold federal agencies accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws. The act requires that federal agencies post on their public websites certain summary statistical data relating to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against them (U.S. Government Accountability Office 2021).

Course NameTraining TimeDelivery MethodCAC LoginLocationReference
EEO/No Fear Training for Employees (EEO-203A / ATRRS)2 HoursVirtualYesALMSNo Fear Act
EEO/No Fear Training for Supervisors (EEO-203B / ATRRS)2 HoursVirtualYesALMSNo Fear Act
Supervisor Development Course  (1-250-C53 (DL) / ATRRS)40 HoursVirtualYesALMSN/A
Supervisor Development Course – Refresher (1-250-C53 (DL)* / ATRRS)16 HoursVirtualYesALMSN/A

NOTE 1: Refer to the Army University on the application process for the supervisory course through (CHRTAS).

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