WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2015) — A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colorado, who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.
The Soldiers of the U.S. Army Basic Airborne Course faced their fears from 34 feet in ground week and were hoisted to 250 feet in tower week, but nothing compares to being flown at 1,200 feet in a U.S. Air Force C-130. The Soldiers of C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, have reached jump week.
History was made on Fort Benning Feb. 2, as the Henry A. Caro NCO Academy presented select cadre with the Army Instructor Badge for the first time here. In all, 37 NCOA instructors were presented with the badge, which is the first identification badge approved for wear since the Army Recruiter Badge in 1967.
Feedback from the field regarding the Army Drill Sergeant Academy’s change in August 2014 to Army Learning Model training is positive, said Sgt. Maj. Ed Roderiques, the academy’s deputy commandant. Army Learning Model is the informal name given to “The Army Learning Concept for 2015,” Pamphlet 525-8-2, published by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, and intended for implementation Army-wide.