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Transition From ARTEP MTPs to CATS.

The U.S. Army is in the final phase of transitioning from using the Army Training and Evaluation Program (ARTEP) mission training plans (MTPs) as a collective training tool to using the combined arms training strategy (CATS). A CATS is a unit training strategy which, as an entity, takes the entire training planning process from the cradle to the grave. A CATS is developed from a unit's base table of organization and equipment (TOE) and Department of the Army-approved mission statement. They are designed using the crawl-walk-run training model. Commanders will make the final determination as to which tasks should be trained and at what level the training should begin, since they will know their unit's training status. Included in CATS are the required training resources such as Class III and Class V materials and training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations (TADSS).

The current ARTEP MTPs that are located on the Reimer Digital Library (RDL) are scheduled to be removed from the RDL in February 2007. Once this is complete, all CATS will be located on Army Knowledge Online (AKO) on their own dedicated page. The planned end state is movement of CATS to the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) once it is fully fielded. Additionally, the Collective Training Division of the United States Army Engineer School developed a Web site on the Engineer Portal which will also have links to CATS and files available for download. The following links will take you to the AKO CATS site and to the Engineer Portal.

AKO CATS Link: <https://www.us.army.mil/suite/portal/index.jsp>

Engineer Portal Link: <https://www.mwu.army.mil/portal/eng/index.php>

The point of contact at the Engineer School Collective Training Division is <joseph.toth1@us.army.mil> or call (573) 563-7821.
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Title Annotation:Engineer Update
Publication:Engineer: The Professional Bulletin for Army Engineers
Date:Oct 1, 2006
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