The mission of the Materiel Readiness Training Division (MRTD) is to provide tactical, operational, strategic and functional expertise on automated logistics and readiness tools and applications, using both on-site, instructor-led training and virtual training. Additionally, it is responsible for the development of the training materials and programs of instruction necessary to convey this training. In short, it equips Army logisticians with the knowledge and skills required for maintaining supply availability and equipment readiness.
To manage the delivery of its programs of instruction, it employs various digital and in-person platforms, such as Blackboard, the Defense Collaboration Service, MS Teams and mobile training teams. When Covid-19 hit, it rapidly adjusted from primarily using in-person training (assisted by automated tools) to fully-online training. Moving forward, it will employ a combination of live and virtual delivery mediums to optimize its reach and impact.
The MRTD is committed to continuous innovation. It is currently investigating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) methods to more accurately determine current and future training needs. As systems become more integrated, the availability of data and decision points to a wider audience will only enhance learning environments. The goal will be to offer baseline curriculums with tailored learning experiences for specific military roles.
The MRTD can train anyone, anything, anywhere through:
Effective Training – Accomplished Instructors – Innovative Interaction