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Maritime Intermodal Training Department

Unique throughout the entire spectrum of Army training entities, the Maritime and Intermodal Training Department (M&ITD) is the one stop training site for all things Watercraft, Cargo Handling, and Rail Operations. Consisting of two divisions, M&ITD provides Initial Military (IMT) and Sustainment training to transportation Soldiers from both the Active Duty and Reserve Components, as well as civilians and members of other services utilizing a variety of state-of-the-art simulators, trainers, and Subject Matter Experts. With every graduate we build the future of intermodal transportation.

The department consists of 40 acres of training area made up of 32 classrooms in which 1,5000 students train annually.

Maritime Training Division

The Maritime Training Division Consists of two branches: the Maritime Operations Branch (MOB), and the Maritime Engineering Branch. Combined, the two branches provide maritime (vessel) operations, engineering, and simulations training for Enlisted personnel, Warrant Officers, civilians, and personnel from other services and governmental organizations. In most areas, our training exceeds the standards set by the National Maritime Center, and we are recognized by them as the only organization in the country producing mariners who need no additional testing to receive their Coast Guard credentials.

The Maritime Operations Branch provides maritime operations training to Army Warrant Officers in MOS 880A, functional watercraft operations training in MOS 88K20, technical training for basic and advanced NCOs in MOS 88K30 and 88K40, and Advanced Individual Training for enlisted in MOS 88K10 and civilian watercraft personnel. In addition, the Maritime Training Branch is capable of tailoring Sustainment training to meet a variety of needs for transportation units. Click on the links below for more information.

Maritime Operations Branch

88K Watercraft Operator

880A Marine Deck Officer

The Maritime Engineering Branch provides maritime (vessel) engineering related training to Army watercraft Warrant Officers in MOS 881A, technical training for NCOs in MOS 88L30 and 88L40, AIT for enlisted in MOS 88L10, and civilian/Joint Service maritime personnel. Training includes a variety of skill sets of increasing complexity from familiarization of vessels terms and systems to diagnosis and repair of components and major systems found aboard all Army Watercraft. Click on the links below for more information.

88L Watercraft Engineer

881A Marine Engineering Officer

Additional functions of the MTD include:
•Provide advanced technical training and common leader development subjects designed to prepare Warrant Officers for assignments at higher levels.
•Train United States Navy and Civilian personnel on Joint High Speed Vessel operations.
•Provide maritime related functional training to Active and Reserve Enlisted, Warrant Officer and Civilian Mariners.
•Provide maritime specific Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers (STCW) functional training in support of Army marine licensing and certification.
Coast Guard credentialing

Cargo Handling Branch

The Cargo Handling Branch provides training and certification for four critical MOS’s. 88H receive Advanced Individual Training as Cargo Handling Specialists, and return later in their career for more complex and technical training to meet the requirements of the 88H30 course as Non-Commissioned Officers. Our graduates learn to safely operate a variety of equipment to include the following: Kalmar RT240 Rough Terrain Cargo Handler, the All Terrain Lifter Army System, the 40-ton Mobile Crane, and the ship/shore mounted Hagglund Crane. Additionally, CHD is responsible for the training and certifying of personnel requiring the use of the Army’s Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES). Click on the link below for additional information.

88H Cargo Handling Specialist

CHB also provides all training and certification related to Army Rail Operations. Railway operations crewmembers are primarily responsible for supervising and operating diesel-electric locomotives and related equipment. They also serve as a crewmember or brakeman in the makeup and movement of railway cars and trains. 

88U Railway Operations Crew Member

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