IO FST MRX Description

The 1st IO Command’s IO Field Support Team (FST) Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) is a Culminating Training Event (CTE) for deploying IO FSTs of four or more personnel. The IO FST MRXs are 19 days in duration and include a variety of HQDA-mandated training for the team, in addition to the actual training exercise. The IO FST MRXs are conducted at the 1st IO CMD facilities in vicinity of Fort Belvoir, Virginia in conjunction with an IO FST’s Mobilization Station training or just prior to the IO FST’s Continental United States Replacement Center (CRC) training. Each IO FST MRX replicates the IO FST’s upcoming mission and supported unit(s) to provide realistic collective training that prepares the IO FST for its mission. An IO FST MRX also serves as an IO FST external evaluation that provides key leaders with objective feedback on the IO FST’s level of task proficiency and mission readiness. For 1st IO CMD IO FST MRX support, contact the MRX Section at: usarmy.Belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.io-fst-mrx@mail.mil.

IO FST MRX Mandate

The 1st IO Command’s IO Field Support Team (FST) Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) is a Culminating Training Event (CTE) that is mandated by Headquarters, Department of the Army Execution Order (EXORD) 136-14, Army IO FST Common Baseline Training Program, published 05 August, 2014. The Army IO FST Common Baseline Training Program is an initiative that was started in 2011 by the Army IO Counsel of Colonels and formalized by HQDA G3 ODCI to improve the training, readiness and mission performance of deploying IO FSTs across the Army.

IO FST MRX Preparatory Training

Units that are scheduled to receive a 1st IO CMD IO FST MRX CTE are highly encouraged to conduct IO FST collective training as well as extensive individual training to properly prepare IO FSTs prior to their MRXs. Recommended IO FST training strategies, to include training models, are contained in the 1st IO CMD IO FST MTP.

IO FST MRX Mandate

The training and evaluation standards for the 1st IO Command’s IO FST MRXs are provided in the 1st IO Command IO FST Mission Training Plan (MTP) publication. The IO FST collective training tasks and associated Training and Evaluation Outlines (T&EO) are contained in Chapter 4 of the MTP. An electronic copy of the 1st IO CMD IO FST MTP is located in the References portion of this web page.

IO FST MRX Section Point of Contact
(Multi-Component)

IO FST MRX Section Chief
Commercial Phone: 703-706-1525
DSN Phone: 235-1525
FAX: 703-706-1444
NIPR E-mail: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.io-fst-mrx@mail.mil

IO FST MRX Section References

1st IO CMD IO FST Mission Training Plan (MTP)
1st IO CMD IO FST MRX Request Instructions
1st IO CMD IO FST MRX Request Form (ARNG)
1st IO CMD IO FST MRX Request Form (USAR)
1st IO CMD IO FST MRX Schedule (FY-16)
1st IO CMD IO FST MRX Schedule (FY-17)