Master Driver Trainer Course Rolls Out

Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar training at Camp Atterbury

Master Driver Trainer Course Rolls Out 

    The Army’s Transportation School at Ft Lee, VA, now offers a Master Driver Trainer Qualification Course (MDTQC). The 90-hour course (80 hours resident training and 10 hours online) is open to staff sergeants and sergeants first class from all Army components in the 88M, motor transport operator, MOS. Soldiers who graduate receive the additional skill identifier (ASI) of M9.

It’s important to note that MDTQC is not the same as local master driver programs offered at posts, camps, stations or installations. The only way to obtain the Army’s new M9 ASI is to graduate from the MDTQC at Ft Lee.

Army master driver trainers are subject matter experts who can advise commanders and units on how to develop and run an effective and safe driver’s training program.     They are responsible for developing standardized unit training programs in:

  • Operator safety
  • Risk management
  • Accident avoidance, field expedients, vehicle recovery
  • Operating material handling equipment (MHE)
  • Convoy operations and security, route classification, planning, organizing
  • Securing loads
  • Driver’s training aids, devices, simulators and simulations (TADSS) integration.

MDTQC is listed in the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATTRS). Visit:

    In the course catalog, search for Course 8C-F45/553-ASIM9. The report date for the first MDTQC class is 27 Oct 2013 at Ft Lee. The Transportation School plans to train about 72 students a year, with class size averaging 14 students.

For more information about MDTQC, contact Jeffrey Skinner, DSN 539-1955, (804) 765-1955, or email:

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