position. However, an evaluation form shall NOT be used to show two
different types of training.
EXAMPLE: A single form shall NOT be used to evaluate a
trainee's proficiency at one position and qualification or remedial
training at another.
b. DA Forms 3479-1-R provide a written evaluation of a rated
position-qualified controller's ability to perform at a position. It
is also used to evaluate a trainee's progress toward becoming
If proficiency or training progress is not
satisfactory, the controller or trainee must be told why and what
must be done to improve. This may include study assignments, oral or
written tests, or extra time on a position.
The ATC or facility
chief should use the results of trainee or controller evaluations to
determine training trends, time extensions, modifications to the
facility training program, and so forth. DA Forms 3479-1-R are also
used to approve or disapprove reclassification requests.
The supervisor determines when to conduct trainee or controller
As a minimum, however, these evaluations shall be
a. When a trainee is facility rated.
b. To regain currency and proficiency.
c. Every time a trainee is position qualified.
d. Every 30 calendar days for each position at which a trainee is
e. Every 14 calendar days
qualification training (Phase 3).
Once evaluations are signed by the reviewing authority, all
shall be placed on top of written tests and other evaluations and
attached to the right foldout portion of the DA Form 3479-R. Results
of all evaluations shall be entered in Section V of the controller's
training record. Evaluations shall be retained until the trainee is
facility-rated. After the facility rating is complete, all previous
evaluations shall be returned to the controller.
DA Forms 3479-1-R
used to evaluate a rated controller shall be retained for one year
from the date of the evaluation.