From April 21 to 23, 48 teams of top Soldiers and Marines from across the engineer career field will gather on Fort Leonard Wood, home of the U.S. Army Engineer School, for the 9th annual Best Sapper Competition. To learn more, follow the Best Sapper Competition on FaceBook.
A partnership between the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and Penn State University offers a terrific new professional development opportunity. The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Fellowship Program provides 20 sergeants major annually with an opportunity to earn a master’s degree from Penn State University. The program is primarily online, takes approximately one-year to complete and participants are assigned to the Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss Texas. Deadline to apply is March 27, 2015.
Transforming civilian volunteers into aspiring professionals is a process. That process starts with an environment where Soldiers feel valued and protected, surrounded by people they can trust.
In October, the Army launched the Commander 360 Program, a new assessment tool which gives battalion and brigade commanders “self awareness” of themselves as leaders within their organizations.
Some recent changes to the Institutional Training Common Operational Picture, or ITCOP, allows more Soldiers to now have better access to the training they need while also saving the Army money.
The Digital Training Management System is the Army’s premier web-based resource to plan, prepare, execute and assess training. Recent improvements have been made, making it even more useful. With the new version of DTMS, it is easier to develop training exercises and track the training progress of units and individual Soldiers. Here are just a couple of the enhancements: A new drag and drop feature facilitates scheduling training events. Another improvement more efficiently tracks Soldiers’ training history from hire to retire.