Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, USAREUR’s senior enlisted adviser, said his parting words during his farewell ceremony held here, Feb. 12, after three years of leading Army Europe Soldiers.
Drill sergeants from B Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, or B/1-40th FA, recently received their quarterly air medical evacuation training, and boosted medical evacuation, or MEDEVAC, training for Basic Combat Training, or BCT, Soldiers.
Excellence is a word that is often heard when describing Fort Rucker and the Soldiers the installation trains year after year, but that excellence wouldn’t be possible without the instructors who train these future Aviators. Fort Rucker honored five Soldier instructors and two civilian instructors during the 2014 Instructor of the Year ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.
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.
Gen. Hulusi Akar, commander of Turkish Land Forces, discusses U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s role and mission with Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, TRADOC deputy commanding general, during Akar’s visit to TRADOC headquarters Jan. 28. As the Turkish chief of staff of the Army counterpart, Akar also received an overview from the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and a briefing on the new Army Operating Concept. Discussions included the importance the U.S. Army places on officer and noncommissioned officer education systems. Akar also received a demonstration from TRADOC’s Training Brain Operations Center on how the organization uses intelligence and operations databases to replicate the complexity of the operating environment. This replication allows TBOC to provide support to pre-deployment exercises and realistic, high fidelity home-station training. (U.S. Army photo by Rodney E. Speed)