Capt. Brent A. Sohn
524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sust. Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command
DILLINGHAM TRAINING AREA — “Sergeants Time Training,” or STT, is weekly squad- to company-level training that routinely takes place every Thursday throughout the Army.
Training for Soldiers of the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sust. Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command, was anything but the norm, here, recently, as noncommissioned officers took it up a notch with a battalion-wide STT.
Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander, 8th TSC, visited the STT site.
“This is what right looks like,” Terry said. “The NCOs and Soldiers of the 524th CSSB have set a new standard of excellence for conducting Sergeants Time Training. I am very impressed.”
The battalion’s four companies — Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 25th Transportation Co., 40th Quartermaster Co. and 536th Maintenance Co. — traveled about 15 miles via tactical convoy to the training site, while the 545th Boat Trans. Co., stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, traveled more than 40 miles to reach the training site.
Once the convoys arrived, Soldiers enjoyed a hot breakfast, while instructors from each of the companies established their training areas at various locations throughout the site. Instructors taught 10 subjects in a round-robin format to give Soldiers instructions on critical tasks and skills related to operations, such as running a tactical operation center and using standard Army management information systems, entry control point techniques, detainee handling procedures, tactical movements and watercraft operations.
“All the NCOs and Soldiers in the battalion can be very proud of the way they planned and executed this mission,” said Lt. Col. Jeffery Carter, commander, 524th CSSB, 45th Sust. Bde. “I am extremely pleased with the professionalism and expertise demonstrated by the instructors and the attentiveness of the Soldiers.”