The Hands on Training (HOT) program gives units or commands the opportunity to train and sustain their Soldiers skill sets.
There are three general locations for Soldiers to receive training.
1. Center of Excellence (CoE) classes conducted at the CoE located in Little Rock AR.
2. Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC).
3. Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA) or Equipment Concentration Site (ECS).
If the training is at the AFRC, the unit or command will generate the roster of soldiers to be trained, assign the instructor, and resource the class. The HOT team will then input the training in ATRRS by MOS, number of soldiers, and tracks the man hours and training hours utilized for visibility at USARC level and below. This process allows the unit/command the ability to use training funds instead of unit funds. Funding is greatly simplified when the training has been forecast using the ATRRS TRAP procedure so that the funds are then identified and allocated.
HOT coordinators can work with the AMSA/ECS shops to have the maintenance/supply personnel go to an AMSA or ECS shop and actually maintain equipment intrinsic to their MOS (for maintainers) or work in the supply and automated logistics side if they are supply Soldiers. This scenario allows Soldiers to hone their MOS skills and build on their MOS knowledge while being supervised by a highly trained AMSA or ECS technician.
The process is basically the same as an AFRC HOT mission except that the HOT coordinators will make sure a class is loaded in ATRRS for the specific shop name and deal directly with the shops setting up the dates, number of Soldiers, and types of MOSs that the shop can handle. The unit or command is still responsible with the administrative portion of taking care of their Soldiers training, i.e. loading the Soldiers applications into ATRRS and approving them, making transportation arrangements (Airline and Car), and Hotel. The AMSA/ECS shop will only provide the tools, location, and assignment of an experienced Mil-Tech to guide the students through training.
The Center of Excellence located in North Little Rock Arkansas is available for units or commands seeking certified class room instructor led HOT training. HOT team members are constantly working to build more classes to meet training requirements. Classes are limited as well as the number of students per class (right now it is set to 8 with a capability of going up to 10 students). Please review the CoE course schedule for information on which CoE classes are Mil-Tech only and which C0E classes are open to Soldiers. Please pay close attention to the class scopes in the ATRRS website under school code 930A to make sure that soldiers meet the minimum requirements.
If a maintenance, logistics, or supply MOS course is not listed in ATRRS school code 930A and the unit or command determines a new training requirement, please contact your HOT coordinator to request it. We may be able to add it for you.
What is HOT?
Where can Soldiers train on a HOT mission?
How does a HOT mission at the AFRC work?
What if the unit or command does not have the means to conduct the training?
How does a unit or command request a HOT mission to an AMSA or ECS shop?
What if there is a need for instructor led training, i.e. certifications?
What if the unit or command has a training requirement that is not listed?
How do I get more information?