ALARACT 027/2013 DTG: R 042121Z FEB 13

THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED BY USAITA ON BEHALF OF//DAMO-TR/G-37//

SUBJECT: INDIVIDUAL WEAPONS QUALIFICATION USING ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST) 2000

REF:
A.
FM 3-22.9, RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP M16/M4 SERIES WEAPONS (AUG 2008)
B.
FM 3-23.35, COMBAT TRAINING WITH PISTOLS, M9 AND M11 (W CHG 4 2008)
C.
FM 3-22.68, CREW SERVED WEAPONS (2006)
D.
FM 3-22.65, BROWNING MACHINE GUN, CALIBER .50 HB, M2 (W/CHG1 2007)
C.
AR 350-1, ARMY TRAINING AND LEADER DEVELOPMENT (AUG 2011)
D. DA PAM 350-38, STANDARDS IN WEAPONS TRAINING (OCT 2012)

1. (U) THE ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST) 2000 IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED SUBSTITUTE FOR
LIVE-FIRE QUALIFICATION. LIVE-FIRE QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES WILL BE FOLLOWED IAW
FM 3-22.9, FM 3-22.68, FM 3-22.65, FM 3-23.35, AR 350-1 AND DA PAM 350-38 EXCEPT WHERE
OUTLINED BELOW.

2. (U) TRAINING INSTALLATIONS EQUIPPED WITH THE EST 2000 WILL CONDUCT M9 AND M16
CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR (CBRN) AND UNASSISTED NIGHT
QUALIFICATIONS USING EST 2000. 10-METER QUALIFICATION FIRE FOR THE M249 AND M240 WILL BE
CONDUCTED IN EST 2000. 10-METER TRAINING FOR THE M2 WILL BE CONDUCTED IN EST 2000.

3. (U) TRAINING INSTALLATIONS WITHOUT THE EST 2000 WILL CONDUCT CBRN AND UNASSISTED
NIGHT QUALIFICATIONS USING BALL AMMUNITION IAW FM 3-22.9 AND FM 3-23.35. 10-METER
QUALIFICATION FIRING FOR THE M249, M240, AND THE M2 WILL BE CONDUCTED WITH BALL
AMMUNITION IAW FM 3-22.68.

4. (U) THE USE OF SIMULATORS (EST 2000) AS A TRAINING TOOL IS ENCOURAGED PRIOR TO
CONDUCTING LIVE FIRE QUALIFICATION. IT DOES NOT, HOWEVER, REPLACE NOR SHOULD IT BE
USED AS AN ALTERNATE FORM OF LIVE FIRE QUALIFICATION.

5. POC FOR DISTRIBUTION AND TECHNICAL CONCERNS IS MR. WILLIE RICE, HQDA DAMO TRA, DSN
222-9052, E-MAIL WILLIE.H.RICE.CIV@MAIL.MIL.

6.
EXPIRATION DATE FOR THIS MESSAGE IS 14 DECEMBER 2017 UNLESS FORMALLY RESCINDED OR
SUPERSEDED BY OTHER POLICY.
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