ACCP: another TAH public service announcement

| February 5, 2012

I noticed last night that TAH has “ACCP” listed as one of its Categories, with one post under that category written about a year ago by Sporkmaster, This is a TAH public service announcement. So now, one year later, I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify some of that information (thank you, Sporkmaster). I know this is a long and boring post, but somebody’s got to do it.

First I’d like to say that while the Army Learning Management System (ALMS), accessible from the AKO My Education page or My Training page, is the main place for the Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) courses these days (with enrollment through ATRRS), it is not entirely correct yet to say the old system, ATIA, is completely dead. Currently there are about 5 or 6 ACCP courses still on ATIA that are available for self-enrollment, several of which are worth credit hours that translate to promotion points. (FYI: Javelin Gunner course = zero credit hours. Same with Pathfinder.) The ATIA system is also still used for several other courses as well, such as Battle Staff NCO Phase 1 (exam only; course material on CD), initial access to the Advanced Leadership Course Common Core (ALC-CC) delivered through Blackboard on LLC, and other things. ATIA student records remain accessible to students through the “MY COURSES” gadget box on the AKO My Training (MT2) page. Active courses appear under the Active tab and previously taken courses appear under the Historic tab.

A lot of soldiers say ATIA was better than ALMS, and worse things, and I can sympathize, but there are also some advantages to ALMS. If you take an exam on ALMS and get booted out three quarters of the way through (okay, sometimes that happens a lot), or you lose your connection, or your computer locks up, in many cases, your responses are still all going to be there, recorded within the system (as long as you logged in through AKO with your CAC and kept your AKO page active while in the exam), and all you have to do is contact the ACCP office at ATHD to assist you. You’ll probably be able to get a score posted and be done with it. Totally not the case with the old ATIA system; you would have no choice but to start the exam over again if you want to complete the course.

Another advantage of ALMS is that it is much more difficult to cheat on your ACCP courses than in the old ATIA system. Also, your wife won’t be able to take your ACCP courses for you in ALMS to help get you promoted while you’re deployed to Afghanistan since taking the ACCP exams in ALMS requires CAC log-in. (I’m sure you’ll all agree this is a good thing.)

In his 2 Feb 2011 post, Sporkmaster wrote, “Any course taken after January 1st will not count.” I’m not quite sure where that came from, but perhaps it stemmed from some of the confusion that arose as things were changing last year. The issue is not whether an ACCP course is in ATIA or in ALMS (though nearly all are now in ALMS), but with whether it is a full course or an individual subcourse. I think most soldiers have got this figured out by now, but for those who don’t, it bears repeating: Individual subcourses do not go to a soldier’s ATRRS record; only full courses do. And the way the Army regulation is now written, only full correspondence courses reflected in the ATRRS record earn promotion points (1 promotion point for every 5 credit hours of correspondence courses). The Army regulation on this actually changed in 2008, however, the Army didn’t start enforcing its own regulation until 2010. This came as very unpleasant news to a lot of young sergeant E-5’s who, in many cases, had their points for correspondence courses maxed out through the individual subcourses they had taken in ATIA (those are the ones listed in the student record under 999 Subcourse Enrollment) and then, all of sudden, their ERB’s are wiped clean and they lost all those points.

It was so bad last year listening to the young sergeants cussing and moaning about all the points they lost because of taking subcourses instead of full courses, I voluntarily went through the entire US Army Master Resilience Training course offered on post as well as enrolled myself in online courses on suicide prevention (in addition to the mandatory training). It might sound like I’m making light of this, and in a way I am (laughter is good medicine), but it was also a serious thing. Life is not always easy and it can sometimes be like the last thing a soldier just back from Iraq or Afghanistan (or still there) wants to find out – that he lost most of his promotion points for correspondence courses because he only took the individual subcourses and not full courses. And yes, it can sometimes be the straw that broke the camel’s back and directly impact promotions.

To my understanding, every soldier’s ERB got wiped clean of the correspondence courses and subcourses last spring. Most soldiers know this by now, but occasionally I still run across one to whom this is news. The full ACCP courses now auto-populate into the soldier’s ERB from the ATRRS record upon completion in ALMS (or for those very few still in ATIA), but for any previous courses taken in the ATIA system, yes, the soldier needs to physically take his proof in hand to his S1 to have the courses put back onto his ERB. That proof can be the record printed off from his Historical Enrollments on the ATIA website as described above, or the course completion notices generated automatically by the ATIA system to the soldier’s AKO email issued upon completion of a course. The S1’s really ought to accept either record in my opinion; in reality, many of them insist upon the course completion notice, which is the official document of completion for courses completed in the ATIA system issued in the place of a certificate. The full ACCP courses should all be in the ATRRS record as well; if not, the soldier needs to contact the Army Training Help Desk (ATHD) by phone or submitting a help desk ticket through the ATHD site, click on Ask a Question/Submit a Comment (be sure to select Distributed Learning/ACCP in the drop-down menu under Category).

Now a few words about the ACCP courses in ALMS. One of the things Sporkmaster mentioned in his post about ACCP is that if you want credit for your courses to show up in your ATRRS record and ERB, you must register in ATRRS. With regard to the ALMS, this is true. The ALMS website does offer the individual subcourses and you can go straight there on the ALMS site and enroll in any of them you want, but just because you completed all of the subcourses in ALMS required for the Smoke course doesn’t mean you’re going to get credit for the Smoke course. You have to be enrolled in the Smoke course through ATRRS (you would not have to repeat the subcourses though).

To enroll in a full ACCP course, go to: ATRRS Self-Development Center > click on Advanced Course Search on the left under User Tools > select 553 from the drop-down menu for School). You can also search by course number or keyword if you’re looking for something specific. Follow the process for enrollment and when it’s done, the course will go into your ALMS Current Enrollments. When everything for that course is out of your Current Enrollments and sitting in your Detailed Training Record (DTR) as successfully completed, then the link for your Certificate of Completion will appear and your Graduate status in the course will process automatically into your ATRRS record and from there into your ERB.

One bright light for those soldiers who lost a lot of promotion points due to taking only individual subcourses in ATIA is that subcourses completed in ATIA can potentially be applied toward full courses now delivered through ALMS. Some of this may occur automatically by the system in cases where individual subcourses showed up in the student’s ALMS DTR from the one-time partial migration of records that was done in the beginning (and not expected to be done again), but in most cases, the student will have to contact the ACCP office to make the request. These requests are handled on a case-by-case basis. The ACCP office is allowed to mark complete in ALMS only those subcourses completed less than four years ago. Also, don’t request credit for a subcourse in ALMS that was previously completed in ATIA unless that subcourse is physically sitting in and visible in your Current Enrollments in ALMS.

Whenever you experience issues with ACCP courses in ALMS, such as Sporkmaster wrote about with passing an exam but it not showing complete, or getting booted out of an exam, or anything you need help, information, or clarification on, don’t suffer in silence. Contact the ACCP division of the ATHD either by phone or help desk ticket from the ATHD site, which you can also find linked on your AKO My Training page.

And remember, the light at the end of the tunnel may be you.

Category: ACCP, Professional Development, Support the troops

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  1. Sporkmaster says:

    A good write up, I thought that I throw in a few questions.

    Now with the comment on ATIA being dead,that was from the view that one could not use it for additional ACCP hours for promotion points. Also that one can still take the classes that they already selected before they were taken off.

    My biggest issue withe ALMS when it was first started was getting a class and having it count. But once I started to use ATRRS that problem was no longer a issue. Also I know that there was the issue of the three tries and a timed tests that I did not care for. But I know for the medical classes that was not a problem.

    Now the comment about the classes not counting comes from when they started ALMS they would only count the classes completed in ALMS. All the classes I had took in in ATIA regardless of if they were courses or sub-courses were not counted. To have that issue fixed I had to take them over to our S1 to have the completed courses converted over. So unless you wanted to do that for every completed class in ATIA, it would be easier just to use ALAMs.

    Also in July I found were to find the master lists of the complete courses. That way I can spend time on taking the right classes to complete the series so that it will reflect on ATTRs and my ERB were it would count. I think I did a total of over 80 hours in one day. Needless to say my mind was toast afterwords.

    If that was bad, just wait for the next one that states that as of Jan 1st that there will be a limit on points for ACCP to 78. Making getting any ACCP hours over 390for the purpose of points kinda meaningless.

  2. Lucky says:

    Good write up, I just finished ALC Phase 1 through that system, and I must say, I was not pleased with the issues with the software and having to relog in and the slow response with the quizes. The truth is, though that in order to save money, all NCOES courses will now be online, at least the first phases. I prefer the on site courses myself…….

  3. ladyvet says:

    Sporkmaster, in response to things you raised…

    On the question about using ATIA for additional ACCP credit hours for promotion points, if it was a full course, you should get promotion points for it; it’s just a matter of what needs to be done to get them. As I said, the ERB’s were wiped clean last year and the soldiers have been having to take their ACCP documentation of their prior courses completed in ATIA to their S1’s to have them put back onto their ERB’s. It sounds like that’s what you did, too, however, that is only needed for those courses taken previously. If you were to enroll in and complete one of the few ACCP courses still left on ATIA, such as Action Officers Development Course (AODC) – a course worth 21 credit hours that was created for warrant officers and still a requirement for them before they can go to their Warrant Officer Advanced Course (resident phase) – once you complete it, it would process into your ATRRS record and, from there (at this point), auto-populate into your ERB the same as a course from ALMS. The issue has more to do with just the fact that most stuff is on ALMS now and very little left on ATIA, but as far as the points go, you would still get your points and it should be going to your ERB regardless. If it doesn’t work that way, I’d like to know about it.

    As for your question on whether one can still take courses that one had already selected (if by this you mean “enrolled in”) before they were taken off, really, it depends on several factors. At this stage of the game, there are probably few cases, if any, where a soldier is still finishing up an ACCP course on ATIA that was moved to ALMS last year, however, as of last year when you first wrote your post, there were probably still lots of soldiers finishing their ACCP courses up on ATIA. The transition from ATIA to ALMS might have been a little less than smooth for some soldiers, but generally speaking, the policy and procedure that was being followed was that if a soldier wanted a course reactivated in ATIA which is no longer delivered through ATIA, it could potentially be reactivated for 90 days upon request for the soldier to complete the course if the course was already at least 50% complete. Exceptions were made for soldiers who were downrange in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, even there, there was only so much that could be done. If the enrollment had already gone over to the Historical (i.e., permanent ) record due to so much time elapsed, it could not be reactivated.

    It would still not all be a loss though; usually it’s just a matter of figuring out what to do next in order for the soldier to complete the course to get credit for it. If the course is being delivered through ALMS, then the soldier can enroll in the course again – through ATRRS, of course – and complete it on ALMS. As I mentioned, credit could be give for the subcourses previously completed in ATIA, but the student would have to make the request to the ACCP office if the subcourses were not automatically recognized by the system, which is usually the case when the subcourse is in the Detailed Training Record (with ILMS Legacy next to it for those that came from the ATIA system during the one-time migration of records that was done). Currently, the ALMS system will use those from ILMS Legacy (i.e., from the ATIA record) no matter how old they are, however, that is probably only a temporary situation as the requirement is actually for the subcourses to be less than four years old, and when it is done manually based on student request, as I mentioned previously, that is the rule the ACCP office is required to follow.

    The issue of the three exam attempts and timed tests that you mentioned: Most of the time, students use up exam attempts through technical issues rather than academic. After the first exam attempt, the system will allow the student access to the exam again after 24 hours. After the second exam attempt, the student is locked out for 30 days, however, the student only has to call the ACCP office or put in a help desk ticket to request this time delay to be removed. After the third exam attempt, the student again will need to contact the ACCP office and another exam attempt will be added and the time delay removed again.

    One of the common misunderstandings with regard to the exam attempts is that students often expect that if the exam is reset, then the record of the attempts will no longer be there. That is not actually the case. The system records all of the exam attempts regardless of reason, however, the student is not penalized for it when it is due to technical issues (beyond the inconvenience) and it will have no effect on his successful completion of the course. Exam attempts will continue to be added and over-riding the automatically-imposed time delays will continue to be done until the student can get the exam completed.

    There are things that the student can do to help prevent getting booted out and the error pages from occurring, most predominantly of which is ensuring that you log into AKO first with your CAC, access ALMS from a link within AKO (from the My Education page or My Training page – and, IMO, the My Education page, while not as attractive as the My Training page, is better for accessing ALMS because it loads faster and is more reliable), and hit the refresh button on the browser your AKO is in about every 10 minutes while taking the exam. Also, clear your browser cache and Java cache prior to accessing the exam. This is not going to prevent all the problems, but it will go a long ways toward eliminating some of them.

    On the master list of the full courses that you mentioned, that list was updated in November 2011 with the full ACCP courses for fiscal year 2012, and there were a few changes. For example, Common Military Subjects Skill Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4, are no longer offered.

    If you go to AKO and search for ACCP under AKO Content, you will find that somebody on AKO — I have no idea who — has uploaded the current master listing of ACCP courses with all the subcourses and you can download it from there. To my knowledge, it is nowhere else to be found on any site.

    Btw, I totally know what you mean about your mind being toast…

  4. ladyvet says:

    Lucky, which ALC Phase 1 was that? Was it ALC Common Core, or an ALC for your MOS? Were your quizzes on Blackboard on the LLC site, or are you referring to exams taken on ATIA at

    Stuff is all over the place, so I can’t always tell what a student is talking about unless I look at it myself.

    Also, some of the ALC Phase 1 courses are now delivered through ALMS while some are still on ATIA as far as exams but the course material on Blackboard on LLC, and of those, some are apparently being delivered in both ATIA as well as ALMS. It’s very confusing. (Sometimes I’m like, okay, just pick a freakin’ platform and stick with it!)

    Btw, if you think that was bad, I can only guess you haven’t started on your Structured Self-Development yet, which, while not ACCP courses, are also delivered through ALMS…

  5. Lucky says:

    It was common core, the MOS specific Phase two is still a resident course. It switched from ATIA to a web address with ncoes in the first part of the address. I have to do the ammo handlers course this week before drill, then I can work on the SSD, but our Brigade leadership wants all SSGs and about hazmat qualified by the 11th of February. I was slightly more focused on ALC, as I really don’t like the prospect of an Article 15 for not completing it…

  6. ladyvet says:

    The website with ncoes in it is…and the llc means Lifelong Learning Center. If it was the ALC-CC you just completed, I had no idea soldiers were being threatened with Art. 15’s for not completing it, however, I do know a soldier will never get promoted again if they don’t complete it.

    Well, good luck, Lucky…you’ll need it navigating the technical issues with the SSD, but don’t worry; you’ll be in good company and, rest assured, the Sergeant Major of the Army is on to it… 🙂

  7. Lucky says:

    That’s the link!!!! You can get right to the Phase 1 blackboard from that link, and I am already scheduled for Phase 2 this summer… They straight threaten you with NJP if you are negligent in completing things on time twice. Anyway, I have a phone interview with a SORB recruiter this week, so wish me luck!

  8. ladyvet says:

    Awesome! Good luck with your SORB interview, Lucky!

  9. Lucky says:

    Thank you, fingers crossed!

  10. fm2176 says:

    Until August of last year I hadn’t completed a single correspondence course. Made SGT and SSG without those or civilian education to speak of. Back in August, though, I found out about the SSD courses. Figuring that using an Army laptop that I could bring home would be preferable to using a platoon or company desktop, I knocked out SSD-3, then SSD-1, then even SSD-4 despite not having SLC yet. I also enrolled in numerous other courses through ALMS, ATRRS, and JKO. I had 16 hours before August, now I’ve got well over 400 hours. I don’t really need the hours for promotion as I’m in the zone for SFC, but it can’t hurt either. I just wanted to knock out all of the courses I may be required to take in the next year of so, such as SSD, the Commander’s Safety Course, and so on.

    Joint Knowledge Online courses don’t offer a massive amount of credits (1-3 for the courses I’ve taken) but they do populate on the ATRRS transcript even if ATRRS isn’t used to register for them. Some of the regular online training we are required to take can be taken through JKO as well, such as the Accident Avoidance Course, IA Assurance Training, TARP, and AT Level 1. Those don’t go on the ATRRS transcript, but at least you get a pretty little JKO certificate along with the regular one–and it does populate on the JKO transcript, which is good for those courses that do not maintain individual records of completion.

    As a SSG I knew I needed SSD-3 before I go to SLC and I wanted to complete SSD-1 just so I know what my Soldiers have to go through. SSD-4 was completed when I registered on a whim and found it to be approved (according to all the info I received SLC is a prerequisite). The Level 3 really wasn’t all that bad. The system messed up a few times and it is really bad when you get to the last section of a lesson only to have a system error and be forced to sit through the entire thing again. It took just under two weeks to complete it, and it is by far the most demanding course in terms of time and scope of lessons. SSD-1 was the first course released, and it shows. Compared to SSD-3 it is much less user-friendly and it lacks the technical polish of the later levels. Due to numerous technical issues, it took nearly as long to complete SSD-1 and it did SSD-3. Level 4 was almost a joke. It has some great info and I learned a lot, but for 80 course hours it is far too short. I registered one Monday morning, started it at 1000 and was finished by 1700, multitasking SSD-4 with my recruiting duties. Going from SSD-1 to SSD-4 reminded me of how primitive the former class is, as SSD-4 uses much the same interface as the third level.

    All told, Structured Self-Development is a decent idea but it may be poorly implemented. Every article I’ve read states that Soldiers should be allowed time to work on their respective level during duty hours. As an NCO I doubt that is being enforced, except of course for those lucky ones who already have a WLC, SLC, or 1SG Course/SMC date and suddenly have to cram in their SSD prereq (granted there are two years from date of implementation before they are required, but how many commands are already mandating SSD completion?).

    IMHO, SSD and the Army Career Tracker (ACT) are just a couple of the new tools (I forget the name of it, but there is also a site to request performance assessments from leaders, peers, and subordinates) that will be used to weed out the less motivated Soldiers. SSD may have issues, but how many Soldiers use those issues as an excuse to procrastinate? In my book, a self-motivator who completes SSD-1 within a few months of completing initial training is a Soldier who wants to get promoted. Whether or not they are ready is another subject, but SSD lays down some groundwork for a mentor and leader to build upon. ACT allows leaders to monitor their Soldiers’ progress, and it allows mentors a means by which to help guide a Soldier’s career. If that same self-motivator has taken the time to put some goals into their ACT and link to a mentor or two, their future in the Army may be promising.

    Anyway, this entry has some great information and I learned a thing or two myself. I registered for Military History earlier last year only to have the exam crash on me twice after I failed one attempt. I may call the help desk to get it reset once I get settled in.

  11. Sig says:

    SSD is pain. I finished BNCOC and am not eligible for SFC for another year, so there’s no rush, but I registered for level 3 to get an idea of what was involved, and level 1 so I could see what the privates were being put through (that sounds wrong).

    Ugh. Serious technical glitches, even aside from having to reboot into Windows to use it. I think they hired the guys who designed Windows 2.0 to put together the user interface.

  12. Lucky says:

    This is gonna sound stupid, but where do I find the SSD courses on there?

  13. ladyvet says:

    Thank you for sharing your experiences, fm2176, and how you found the SSD to be. That’s in line with what I’ve picked up from numerous conversations with other soldiers. I haven’t taken any of the SSD courses myself, however, I just enrolled myself in the SSD-1 a few days ago so I can see for myself what students are talking about and see what happens. I know one of the common problems with the SSD-1 is in Module 1, particularly on the subsection on MTBI and PTSD – where the window opens (according to the descriptions I’ve heard), and the heading is there and buttons are there, but the screen is black and nothing works. Sometimes that’s reported on the first section of Mod 1 as well, or even all the subsections. I’ve also heard reports of this on the SSD-3.

    Did you get anything like that, fm2176, and, if so, do you have any suggestions for overcoming the issue? What did you actually do to be able to move on in the course? And just out of curiosity, what was your operating system? Browser and browser version? Java version (if you know)? Were you on a government computer or personal computer and what kind of connection did you have, i.e., government or commercial?

    On your Military History subcourse in ALMS, if you used up only two attempts, you should have access again by now, but it sounds like you used all three, so, yes, you’ll have to contact ATHD to request another attempt be added. However, another way of doing it is to just enroll in it again. Since it is a subcourse that you self-enroll in from ALMS, and not a full course iteration through ATRRS enrollment, you can actually just go back into ALMS under the ACCP Search or Catalog Search and pull it up and register for it again. The ALMS will allow you to enroll in the same subcourse multiple times. (Not true of full course iterations enrolled in through ATRRS, but enrolling in just the individual subcourses, it is different.) If you do that, then after you complete it, just put in a request to have your uncompleted one deleted from your ALMS Current Enrollments.

    @Sig, thanks for your comments!

    @ Lucky, to enroll in SSD, just log into AKO, go to your My Training page (accessible from the Self-Service tab) and you’ll see the SSD gadget box in the top row of boxes on the left. All you have to do is click on the one you want and it will take you to ATRRS to complete your registration. You then go to ALMS to access the course material.

    Thank you again for your comments.

  14. fm2176 says:


    I had that exact issue a few times–the screen would start loading, then seem to freeze up. On a number of other occasions the load times would be massive, sometimes taking five or more minutes to load a screen. I don’t know if the “freezing” was truly a glitch or if it was just taking that long to load. Regardless, most of the time I’d close the window and hope that my progress was registered in ALMS (having the screen automatically reset is a good indication that I don’t have to go all the way back through the course). Another issue I had with SSD-1 and SSD-3 was the screen freezing after wrongly answering a knowledge check question and being taken back to the page pertaining to that question. Then too, at times it takes you back to the wrong page, creating a Catch-22 where you are wildly guessing the answer on the self-input questions where you must type the answer out. Fortunately, ten years in the Army has hammered most of the stuff into my head, so I usually guessed the answer correctly. After the first couple of times getting stuck on a review page, I began printing out most of the applicable lessons and using them as an open book for the knowledge checks.

    IMHO, the exams are short and sweet compared to the training. My average exam score between all levels was 91, and I rarely took more than 30 minutes to complete an exam. Unlike SSD itself, the exams never crashed or froze up on me. Given the breadth of subject matter in SSD, having only 25 or so questions for each module’s exam does not allow the exam to do more than ensure that a Soldier has a slight familiarization with the subject. In conjunction with the knowledge checks at the end of each subsection, though, the exams are more than adequate, especially considering that many Soldiers will not have the luxury of completing an entire module within a few days, weeks, or even months.

    One thing I would change if I could would be the mandatory lecture that goes with each screen. I understand that many people learn better by hearing something as well as seeing it and reading it, but I always keep my computer on mute. Many times I’d open the close-captioning, read it, print out the screen, study the visuals or writing on the screen, and still wait for a couple of minutes for the guy to stop talking so I could proceed.

    I used a USAREC laptop running IE. I think we got the Windows 7 upgrade just before I started–we ran XP prior to that. I cycled in and out of NIPRNET as needed to multitask, and am unsure what version of Java was running. I’m glad to say that my laptop is turned in and recruiting is behind me now.

    Thanks for the advice for the Military History course. I’ll have to see how things go at my next duty station, but I do have my own CAC card reader so I can do stuff at home. I bought it after getting tired of being called into work to sign NCOERs while I was doing some college a few years back–driving into DC at 1430 on a Friday is ridiculous.

  15. ladyvet says:

    Thanks again for sharing your experiences, fm2176. A pleasure to read and a pleasure to chat with you. My personal opinion and impression so far, from talking to so many students recently about the SSD courses, is that there does not really seem to be any common threads; just that the courseware is screwed up and doesn’t work well. I hope they get that fixed soon; the phone is driving me crazy. 🙂

    I completely agree with you on lectures and audio in online courses. I don’t like to listen to it either and it interferes with my learning. I just want to see the words and that’s it. It’s annoying to me when I have to sit there and wait for the talking to be done (even when you put it on mute) before the forward arrow becomes available to advance to the next slide.

    Thank you again for sharing. I must say, I love talking to recruiters on the phone; you all are about the smoothest talking soldiers in the Army, second only to the psyops types, who, in my experience, are the smoothest talking of all. 😉

  16. fm2176 says:

    Thanks. As for being a Recruiter, I am now classified as a former detailed Recruiter. I’ll be reporting to my next assignment in a couple of days and managed to ensure that my record with USAREC will preclude my being involuntarily reassigned in the future. That is, unless they want someone back who wrote an average of one contract every other month. In my defense, I was classified as the Future Soldier Leader for the past 18 or so months. 🙂

    Hopefully SSD’s problems are solved soon. By the time I have to take SSD-5 the problems should be a thing of the past, but I cannot imagine being in a line unit and only having an hour or so a day–if that–to work on the courses, while being interrupted by crashes and glitches regularly.

  17. ladyvet says:

    Lol…I see…So the Recruiting duty did not agree with you all that much. Hmmm. Well, now that the Army is drawing down, I would think you would be just what USAREC needs at this point. 😀

  18. can't access says:

    I can’t seem to access the SSD3. It’s on my ALMS and I recieved a course verification in my email. But when I try to access it under ALMS there is no LAUNCH tab. I tried clicking the Register tab but then it told me no course was found, even though it’s right there in front of me. Any help?

  19. ladyvet says:

    What you need to do to start your SSD3 is first find the SSD3 Letter of Instruction (LOI) and that will have the Launch button. You can put the modules into order on your Current Enrollments page by taking the check mark out of the little box on the top right of your Current Enrollments page (above the course listings) next to where it says, “Group courses by course/phase/certifications and curricula.” Once you take that check mark out, the page will refresh and the modules of your SSD3 course will then be in order. Click the Launch button for the SSD3 LOI. After that is done, it will go to your Detailed Training Record and then the Launch button will appear for your Module 1.