3-7th FA Regt. readies for next deployment

| October 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Staff Sgt. Amber Robinson
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division

MTT Advanced Leader Course distinguished honor graduate, Sgt. David Winners (right), 3rd Bn., 7th FA Regt., 3rd BCT, 25th ID, presents Command Sgt. Maj. Dean Keveles, command sergeant major, MTT, a souvenir to show the class appreciation. (Spc. Hillary Rustine | 3rd BCT Public Affairs, 25th ID)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Twenty Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, graduated after recent training with the Advanced Leaders Course Mobile Training Team, here, Sept. 29.

The course was held throughout the month of September and focused on tactical and technical proficiency of skill level three Soldiers: advanced FA noncommissioned officers and leaders who are eligible for ALC due to the training they have accomplished in the past. 

“I loved the competition the instructors used to motivate everyone to the next level,” said Sgt. Armondo Perez, 3rd Bn., 7th FA Regt., 3rd BCT.

Staff Sgt. Daniel Medrano and Staff Sgt. Joseph Pultaric, highly qualified noncommissioned officers who specialize in training artillery Soldiers for that next level of leadership, both stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., comprised the MTT.

“The instructors were definitely subject matter experts who set the course and field work at a good pace,” said Sgt. Kyle Landmesser, 3rd Bn., 7th FA Regt., 3rd BCT. “We got leadership training with (the) technical skills that are needed to be a knowledgeable and effective NCO in our skill set.”

The training not only taught Soldiers how to be better NCOs, but how to apply those skills to their areas of expertise, which will be in need when they deploy to Afghanistan, next year. 

“I am confident the (NCOs) completing this course will apply their knowledge and newly developed skills, add experiences from their past assignments and perform in an exceptional manner in our future missions,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez, command sergeant major, 3rd Bn., 7th FA Regt., 3rd BCT. 

Since the MTT is mobile, it provided Soldiers with training at the unit’s home base to save unit funds. 

“Having the instructors come here to Schofield Barracks and conduct the (training) allowed our NCOs more time to spend with family and friends,” Perez said. “Additionally, the cost savings were tremendous, in that expenditures associated with moving the instructors and their equipment, here, were significantly less than the funds the Army would have expended to send our Soldiers to them.” 

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