It’s a university campus, but this past Friday night, Chicago State University sounded more like a basic training base. Military chants filled the January night air as Army drill sergeants and other Soldiers led groups of Chicago youths into cadence.
A Soldier moves across the battlefield, relying on his radio and a satellite connection to gather mission critical information from higher headquarters. Suddenly, the satellite connection is lost. What does he do? With a new “smart” radio that does not rely on the satellite network and finds the best route between a sender and receiver, communication can continue.
A new course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, will pair up Air Cavalry leaders with the operators of unmanned aerial systems. The Aviation Reconnaissance Course, scheduled to launch this spring, was discussed at the Association of the U.S. Army’s “Hot Topics” conference on aviation in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 29. The course was mentioned during a panel discussion titled, “The Human Dimension: Developing Agile Aviation Leaders that Thrive in Uncertainty.”
When Master Sgt. Donald Gallagher joined the Army Reserve, he already knew he wanted to be a recruiter. His interest in recruiting started with friends talking about their own experiences in the field. It seemed to him like a very fulfilling assignment.
“Leadership Through a Changing Environment” was the theme of the third Army Leader Exchange, a series of talks on leadership from national and local civilian and military leaders, Jan. 27 in Marshall Lecture Hall in the Lewis and Clark Center here.
A plaque dedication ceremony was held Jan. 21 in the 1st Lt. Terry Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Responder Training facility to honor two Florida National Guard Civil Support Team members who lost their lives while rendering aid to others.
The plaque honoring Capt. Tecarie Czarnecki and Tech. Sgt. David Stone Jr. was hung by Kevin McNaught, partner of Czarnecki, and Katie Stone, wife of Stone, in the Communication and Scientific Laboratory, also known as the CASL Building, in the training facility’s compound.