This training circular (TC) provides standardized driver training and testing for the high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) operator in accordance with AR 600-55. It stresses hands-on training with minimal classroom instruction. It does not include any theater-unique requirements. This TC teaches the novice (inexperienced) driver to operate the HMMWV. It also can be used to teach the apprentice driver. (The apprentice driver is a driver that has been driving military vehicles for at least one year.) The apprentice driver may learn to operate the HMMWV in less time than the novice, assuming that skills learned on other military vehicles are positive skills transferable to operating a HMMWV. NOTE: The trainer must realize that a positive transfer of skills does not always occur. Conceivably, the apprentice driver might need more training than the novice driver to safely operate the HMMWV. To effectively execute this TC, each instructor should ensure their HMMWV operators are trained and tested to the standards contained in this TC. This TC was specifically designed for the HMMWV system to include PMCS and vehicle operations. Any deviation from the successful completion of these basic standards will only lessen the soldiers' overall driving effectiveness. This training program offers some alternatives for the commander. Chapter 5 contains two lessons for optional instruction because of varying unit missions and terrain features. Chapter 6 includes additional lessons to allow the flexibility to add subjects based on the mission and level of driver training. Graduates (licensed drivers) of this HMMWV training program should be supervised until they have gained the experience to operate safely. They should not be placed in situations that may be above their skill level. Periodically, the supervisor should ride with each driver to observe safe operating procedures and to determine the need for additional training.NOTE: The trainer must realize that a positive transfer of skills does not always occur. Conceivably, the apprentice driver might need more training than the novice driver to safely operate the HMMWV.
|Title||:||Training Program for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle|
|Author||:||Department of The Army|