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 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Aviation Training System


Aviation Training System

ATS Mission. ATS, through its Marine Aviation Training System Sites (MATSS), will prioritize training, standardization, and evaluation that reflects our commitment to preparing for combat and being fully integrated with training and readiness standards  across the six functions of Marine Aviation. In doing so we will sustain an integrated training system in order to provide the MAGTF Commander with combat ready units.  ATS will focus on Live/Virtual/ Constructive training across the MAGTF, leveraging and enhancing emerging simulation technologies & digital interoperability.  ATS is the 2d MAW Commanding General's standardization and evaluation unit in direct support of his MAG and MACG commanders.  ATS tasks, as directed in MCO 3710.6 (series) (ATS), MCO 3710.8 (series) (NATOPS), MCO 3501.1 (series) (MCCRE), the MAWTS-1 Flight Leadership Program (FLP) Guide,  WgO 5900.21 (series) (DSS SOP), WgO 3501.4 (series) Aircraft Readiness, and WgO 3710.39 (series) (2d MAW FLP)  include but are not limited to:

. Aviation virtual training system planning, development, growth, enhancements, and vision (including Distributed Mission Operations or DMO and building the USMC Marine Air-Ground Task Force {MAGTF} Live/Virtual/Constructive {LVC} capabilities)
. Virtual exercise (such as Virtual Flag and Emerald Warrior) participation and coordination
. Pre-Weapons school training and preparation
. Squadron Intelligence Training Certification Course (SITCC) management
. Simulator device and Contractor Instructor Services (CIS) standardization and evaluation
. Simulator device post-modification/maintenance functional checks and evaluation
. NATOPS and Instrument evaluation and Instrument Ground School (IGS) standardization
. Combat Leadership Standardization and Evaluation (CLSE) (e.g., Aviation Maintenance, Aviation Combat Intel, C2, Cyber,
  and Aviation Ground Support (AGS) CLSEs) 
. Flight leadership standardization and evaluation  (FLSE) (all T/M/S including UAS)
. Local management of the Training Management Program (TMP)
. Distributed Learning (courseware, including Instrument Ground School) revision and management
. Boat Det University and Basic Instructor Training Course (BITC) management
. 2d MAW unit pre-deployment training and evaluation and spot checks
. Serving as the MAW and MAG/MACG commanders' coordination cell for weapons' school and Crew Resource Management Instructor (CRMI)
  school fleet support

MATSS Mission. To manage, support and facilitate aviation training services, products, and solutions through collaboration with the warfighter, industry, and government acquisition professionals in order to provide an optimized, tactically-relevant training system.

An important aspect of the ATS concept is its alignment of all these tasks under the operational chain of command. Through its uniformed tactical experts and acquisition professional personnel (including Contracting Officer Representatives (COR) and In-Service Engineer Office (ISEO) personnel), MATSS is the operator's link to the II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF) Battle Simulation Center, Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic (COMNAVAIRLANT), Training and Education Command (TECOM), Naval Air Weapons Center-Training Systems Division (NAWC-TSD), Program Manager, Training Systems (PM TRASYS), Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (COMNAVAIRSYSCOM), Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), and Headquarters Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation (HQMC DC/A) for aviation training systems, standardization and evaluation.  Through this higher headquarters chain and in collaboration with our industry partners, mission requirements will drive acquisition processes.  And through this chain ATS fleet representatives assigned to MATSS, in coordination with the MAGs, MACG, and squadrons, can more efficiently and effectively drive operational aviation training requirements and influence their prioritization through the TMP.

  Aviation Training System Enduring Priorities-May16


 Contact Info


ATS Director

LtCol Scott "Dimes" Silvia (CH-53E)
Email:  scott.p.silvia@usmc.mil
Commercial: (252) 466-4694
DSN: 582-4694

Deputy Director
Mr. Barry Fetzer
Email:  barry.fetzer@usmc.mil
Commercial: (252) 466-2009
DSN: 582-2009

Aviation Intel Training Director
Mr. Steve Berry
Commercial (252 )466-7132
DSN: 582-7132
2d MAW Aviation Training System
2d MAW HQ Building One Room 2084
PSC Box 8050
Cherry Point, NC 28533

MATSS Beaufort
Building 2145, Room 111
101 Drayton Street
MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904

MATSS Beaufort OIC
Major Erik "Hooves" Dickerson (F/A-18C/D)
Email: erik.dickerson@usmc.mil
Commercial (843) 228-8282
DSN: 335-8282

MATSS Cherry Point
Postal Service Center Box 8096
Cherry Point NC 28533
MATSS Cherry Point OIC
Major John "CJ" Grunke (AV-8B)
Email: john.grunke@usmc.mil
Commercial (252) 466-3514
DSN: 582-3514

MATSS New River
PO Box 21035
Jacksonville, NC 28545

Major Joe "TOWFU" McAlarnen (AH-1W)
Email:  joseph.mcalarnen@usmc.mil
Commercial: (910) 449-5808
DSN: 752-5808