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SIGNAL DIGITAL MASTER GUNNER COURSE

Course Title:  Signal Digital Master Gunner (S-DMG) Course
Course Number:   531-F75
Company: Charlie Company
College: Leader College for Network Operations (LCNO) 
Division:  Professional Leadership Division
Status Change Date:  April 2013
Training Site: USASCoE&FG, Fort Gordon, GA
Length:  5 weeks, 203 Academic Hours
Managed: Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS)
Prerequisites:   None

Purpose

This course is designed to develop Signal Non-Commissioned Officers as a Signal Digital Master Gunner (S-DMG) and commander's SME on the operation, maintenance, integration and training of the Local Area Network (LAN), Battle Command Common Services (BCCS) and Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) by providing critical and near real time situational awareness in the unit's integrated Digital Tactical Operations Center (D-TOC).

Course Scope: 

This five-week functional course supports the training of NCOs to install, operate, and maintain the LAN integration with BCCS and ABCS Systems. Instruction will encompass the following areas:  Installation, configuration of routers/switches and networking devices, Battle Command Servers (BCS), Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), Microsoft Exchange Server, Active Directory, Structured Query Language (SQL) Server, Domain Controller, Windows Web Services (WWS), System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), and Virtual Machine Software (VMWare); Digital common tasks to include Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) Overview, Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below (FBCB2), Command Post of the Future (CPOF) integration and Blue Force Tracking (BFT); and a Capstone Exercise in which the student must create and connect network devices, install and configure Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (Server and Client), installation and configuration of CISCO Router and Switches, integration of Maneuver Control System (MCS), Satellite Transportable Trailer (STT) operations, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T)  operations, and Signal Flow.

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Course Structure:

a. The S-DMG Course is 5 weeks in duration and is programmed to train 72 students annually (six (6) iterations with optimum class size of 12 students).   The Signal Digital Master Gunner (S-DMG) Course prepares Signal Non-commissioned Officers with standardized instructions required for assignment as a Signal Digital Master Gunner in a Brigade Combat Team (BCT).  This course is structured in modules and lessons.

b. This structured in modules and lessons.  The Signal Digital Master Gunner (S-DMG) Course consists of seven modules that train students in tasks determined by the Signal Critical Task Site Selection Board (CTSSB) and training directed by TRADOC's Combined Arms Center (CAC).  The seven modules are: Signal Digital Master Gunner (S-DMG) Introduction (Module A), Warfighter formation Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Inc 1 (Module B), Signal Support Systems (Module C), Battle Command Common Services (BCCS) System Administration (Module D), Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) (Module E), Capstone (Module F), and the Administrative (Module G).

Modules:

Module A:  Signal Digital Master Gunner (S-DMG) Introduction (5 Days)

This module focus on Digital Tactical Operations Center (DTOC) operations and flow using the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), Battle Command Common Services (BCCS) and Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS).  The instruction also includes an overview of network documents delivered with data products, concepts of physical and logical data flow and COMSEC employment within a tactical network.   Lessons in this module will be taught in the order shown below.

Module B: Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Inc 1 (7 Days)

This module focus on skills and knowledge required to operate the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment #1. Instructions include the deployment of AN/TSC-167(V), Satellite Communications Subsystem, Brigade Transit Case and Battalion CP Node.   The technical aspect begins with an installation of the CISCO Call Manager (CCM), Conditioned Diphase Modem (CDIM), CISCO BNCPN NIPR and SIPR Routers and Switches.   

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Module C: Signal Support Systems (2 Days)

This module focus module on configuring IP radios, TOCNET, and preparing the CPOF platform for operations.

Module D: Battle Command Common Services (BCCS) System Administration (7.5 Days)

This module focus on an introduction  to the latest advancements  in software for the TBC Suite of Systems, this includes  Battle Command  Common Services (BCCS), Battle Command  Server (BCS), SharePoint,  Exchange  Server, Domain Controllers, Active Directory, SQL Server, SharePointIMOSS configuration .and operations, NETOPS, network troubleshooting and architecture. Also the administering of Command Post of the Future (CPOF) Remote Admin Voice Server, Master, Backup, Data-bridge, Mid Tier Servers and VM-Ware will be covered in this module.   Lessons  in this module will usually be taught  in the order shown below; However, this mandatory  training  sequence can be violated as deemed  necessary  by the Course Manager due to the volatile nature of scheduling for the course.   

Module E: Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) (5 Days)

This module focus on an introduction  to the latest advancements  in software for the Army  Battle Command Systems (ABCS), this includes Tactical Battle Command (TBC) Gateway concluding with the TBC Integration Practical Exercise (PE).   Also the demonstrating the integration of the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below (FBCB2) and CPOF Systems.   Lessons  in this module will usually be taught in the order shown below; However, this mandatory  training sequence  can be violated as deemed necessary  by the Course Manager  due to the volatile nature of scheduling for the course.

Module F: CAPSTONE Exercise(3.5 Days)

Scenario-based practical  exercise which will enable the students to demonstrate their understanding  of installation and management  of Signal Support, Data Support, Telephone  Support, ABCS Support, BCCS Support, COMSEC,  Internetwork  Connectivity,  Restoration  of Communication  Services and Network  Operations. This Tactical Communications Systems management exercise is designed to demonstrate knowledge of the BCT/BN Signal-DMG in the installation, planning and management of BCT/BN signal communications.  Students will apply network planning, and managing skills acquired in previous instruction in a live training exercise.   Students will be given OPORDs/FRAGOs in the Signal Planning Exercise and execute the OPORDs/FRAGOs in the Signal Management Exercise.

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The Signal Management Exercise (113-DMGF01) is a simulated brigade and battalion level TOC.  Students are assigned various staff roles requiring various levels of network managing, tracking, modifying, and troubleshooting. Students provide daily briefings and summaries.

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Signal Digital Master Gunner (S -DMG) Course
Course Map - Academic Hours= 203 (5W, 20)

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