MRT teaches Soldiers to tackle obstacles

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sgt. 1st Class Adam Phelps
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

94th AAMDC

94th AAMDC

FORT SHAFTER — Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command learned how to overcome obstacles in their lives by taking Master Resiliency Training, or MRT, here, July 26.

The class teaches Soldiers to cope with any barriers they might face in everyday life and to look at obstacles from a different perspective.

“The program was established by a number of individuals, both civilians and military, to assist Soldiers in dealing with everyday issues and some lifelong issues,” said Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Wiley, MRT instructor, 94th AAMDC. “It is there to give them a tool to help them react to stuff.”

“The class broadened my horizons and helped me see how each and every other person thinks,” said Spc. Cheryl Hawkins, intelligence analyst, 94th AAMDC. “We all view things in a different aspect.”

The MRT class is unique in nature because it depends on the class’s interactions and experiences.

“The importance of doing the training with Soldiers is two-fold,” Wiley said. “By (training) in a group and asking the members of the group to help facilitate the training, their experiences lead to better examples and understanding for individuals at a younger age. Older Soldiers have more life experiences and different ethical standards that help us facilitate it.”

The class teaches Soldiers to become resilient, agile leaders and shows them how to work better with co-workers.

“Due to the fact that you may be in leadership positions — or any position at all — you are going to need to be in the place where you are going to help somebody else,” Hawkins said. “With this class, you are able to step back and see the deficiency. It allows you to make the work environment much easier. It helps you to be able to see how you can change yourself and the circumstances.”

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