Tech Systems University Trains Staff on New Army Supply System

fort-polk-cif-2015-iiTSI initiated a training school, Tech Systems University, to train our employees on a new logistics system the US Army is employing for improved logistics support to the Warfighter. The speed and mobility of today’s combat forces make logistics automation systems a vital tool and it is imperative that our staff who support Army Logistics Readiness Centers across the country be fluent in its operations.

Logistics automation systems, collectively called Standard Army Management Information Systems (STAMIS), are essential to ensuring that Soldiers have the resources they need.  The Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) will replace 30-year-old legacy STAMIS technology with an integrated, modular system that uses common hardware, software, communications interfaces, and protocols. However, this will not lessen the need for skilled support technicians. TSI’s highly trained technicians will keep GCSS-Army equipment available and operational.

TSI has developed 12 classes to ensure ready support for the GCSS Supply Module. To date, we have trained 117 students on Supply Support Activity (SSA) daily operations and the system.  TSI students receive 4 to 5 hours of classroom instructions with 1 to 2 hours of hands-on training. At the conclusion, students must pass a test to receive the TSI certification.

TSI University was started at our project support site at Fort Polk, Louisiana.  Training will be implemented for our employees at our other logistics support operations, including the Logistics Readiness Center at the Presidio of Monterey, CA, and at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii .