The Operator Training Course was directed at unit level operators and covered basic familiarization, preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS), day and night driver training, emergency and recovery procedures, and operator level troubleshooting and maintenance (MRAP University, n.d.).
The Field Level Maintenance Training Course was focused on FSRs, instructors, TACOM LARs, and key military personnel such as Battalion Maintenance Officers (BMOs) and Battalion Maintenance Technicians (BMTs). For each of the five vehicles, this course covered basic vehicle characteristics, safety, warnings and cautions, operation, maintenance procedures, diagnostics and troubleshooting procedures, and finally, an overview of the recovery procedures (MRAP University, n.d.).
The Vehicles of MRAP University
(After Hansen, 2008, June 4, slide 10).
The success of MRAP University resulted in a shift in focus after September 19, 2008, from basic operator and maintenance training to more in-depth familiarization. The maintenance familiarization course is now 5 weeks long and covers vehicle characteristics; safety; warnings and cautions; operation of MRAP vehicles; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; maintenance procedures; diagnostics and troubleshooting procedures; and recovery procedures, with heavy emphasis on troubleshooting procedures and maintenance of air conditioning units. The operator familiarization course is now 2 weeks long and is designed for unit master drivers as