Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) and Fort Lee
BMA expands its support to TRADOC and Army training through its support of the SCoE mission. The Army’s premier sustainment think tank and training institution is the Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE). The SCoE headquarters is the United States (US) Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), located at Fort Lee, Virginia. The SCoE provides education and training of United States (U.S.) Army, foreign military, other services, and civilian personnel for military occupational specialties and professional development. The SCoE consists of the Combined Arms Support Command, the U.S. Army Transportation School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, U.S. Army Ordnance Schools, U.S. Army Logistics University (ALU), Soldier Support Institute (SSI), Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) and the Army School of Music (SOM). Although most of the SCoE is located at Fort Lee, Virginia, it does have elements located in other locations, to include Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Fort Eustis, Virginia; Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Joint Expeditionary Base East, Virginia (formerly known as Fort Story). This single organization trains the majority of sustainment advanced individual training (AIT), sustainment functional training, and sustainment professional military education (PME). The SCoE/CASCOM is also responsible for developing individual and collective training for sustainment combat developments. Each School typically conducts individual AIT and functional training, while ALU consolidates all of the Army’s logistics PME and leader training. Sustainment leader training includes the Basic Officer Leader and Advanced Courses, Warrant Officer’s Basic/Advanced course (WOBC/WOAC) training, and Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) professional military education. ALU also conducts additional senior level sustainment functional military and civilian training. The Ordnance, Quartermaster, and Transportation schools will provide the equipment and facilities for the functional/technical components of this professional development training. Ordnance School is responsible for technical training pertaining to material maintenance and integrated material management of combating fire power and ground mobility material, logistics management [ammunition supply, maintenance, life cycle, and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)] and combat support and combat service support tests. Quartermaster School (QMS) is responsible for technical training, for supply, field services, aerial delivery, mortuary affairs, and combat developments and training. Quartermaster School also delivers training for petroleum, water purification, food services and mortuary affairs. The Transportation School is responsible for technical training on deployment and movements training, rail, water and ground transportation training. Mobile Training Teams (MTT) may be required as well to support Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) and other operational requirements. MTT training takes place on Active Component, Reserve Component and Department of Defense (DoD) installations/sites within the Continental United States (CONUS) and outside the Continental United States (OCONUS).
The Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) will acquire services, for the SCoE, in support of its mission. The objectives are to provide training and training support services, to the schools and headquarters in support of SCoE’s training mission. BMA provides Training Instructors who will provide performance-oriented training using the TRADOC approved Programs of Instruction (POI). Training provided by the SCoE can be classroom training and/or hands-on performance oriented training, simulation/virtual training, and/or field exercise training or combat scenario driven live-fire training in a realistic and safe environment. The realistic combat training environment could be field training exercises, lanes training exercises, rifle marksmanship, reflexive fire, Convoy Live Fire Exercises (CLFX), Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), and Army Combatives Program training. Specific regulations, directives, standard operating procedures (SOP) will be identified at the TO level. In addition to executing training, the Schools and HQ, CASCOM develop both collective and individual training products. Although training development typically follows a cyclic timeline, there are several instances where a POI, system training plan (STP) or other training product will require updating or complete development. Specific details and resource documents related to sustainment subject matter area, systems or functions will be identified in the supporting TO. BMA will provide support in the following three primary task areas:
Task 1: Instructor and Instructor/Writer Services
Task 2: Training Development Services
Task 3: Training Support Services