“You’ve always been just a Soldier. And you need to say that,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, relaying the advice given to him by retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Robert E. Hall.
Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, also known as TRADOC, visited U.S. Army Europe, or USAREUR, headquarters here, Jan. 26, to speak with leaders about the Army’s new operating concept; win in a complex world.
Now commanders have online access to the best practices for conducting training exercises that combine live and virtual training. Commanders from platoons to brigades will find many training resources about the Integrated Training Environment (ITE) on the ITE Portal. It is located on the Army’s Milgaming Network: https://ite.army.mil. The site requires a Common Access Card.
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.