‘Mustangs’ new motor pool reviewed by Brig. Gen.

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffrey (left), deputy commander-support, 25th ID, discusses the workings of a howitzer barrel with Staff Sgt. Jose Villamansatiago, Co. B, 325th BSB, 3rd BCT, 25th ID,  during a recent visit to the Mustang's newly acquired motor pool and Supply Support Activity, Dec. 3. (Photo courtesy 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Bde. Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffrey (left), deputy commander-support, 25th ID, discusses the workings of a howitzer barrel with Staff Sgt. Jose Villamansatiago, Co. B, 325th BSB, 3rd BCT, 25th ID, during a recent visit to the Mustang’s newly acquired motor pool and Supply Support Activity, Dec. 3. (Photo courtesy 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Bde. Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Capt. Benjamin Clapp
325th Brigade Support Battalion
3rd Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffrey, deputy commander (support), 25th Infantry Division, visited the 325th Brigade Support Battalion “Mustangs,” 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID’s newly acquired motor pool and Supply Support Activity (SSA), here, Dec. 3.

The visit started with Lt. Col. Irving Cross, commander, 325th BSB and his company commanders briefing McCaffrey on the battalion’s mission and current capabilities. The brief also included upcoming changes and their long-term effects.

McCaffrey reiterated the importance of the Mustangs’ readiness for when the entire brigade is called to deploy, and the importance of re-establishing proper maintenance and training on water and fuel equipment.

McCaffrey then accompanied Cross to 3rd BCT’s new motor pool, where he was escorted through the different maintenance shops and briefed on their functions and capabilities by the respective leadership of each section.

Company B warrant officers explained and demonstrated the capabilities gained in the new facilities as well as the difficulties remaining. By visiting individual sections, McCaffrey was able to gain a full appreciation for the dedication of each section and the Blacksmith Maintenance Team as a whole.

Once finished at the motor pool, Capt. Guecheon Theobal, Co. A, escorted McCaffrey to the SSA, which his company operates for the brigade. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Cadena introduced McCaffrey to the new facility.

McCaffrey stated that he is proud of how the SSA has postured itself for future success when the automation system changes over to Global Combat Support System (GCSS)-Army. He was also pleased that they had the best conversion scorecard, which shows the amount of errors that need to be fixed prior to conversion to GCSS-Army.

After the morning activities, McCaffrey joined the Mustang’s leadership at the 3rd BCT dining facility and a closeout conference in the “Bronco Room.” McCaffrey commented on the success of the unit and how it needs to re-establish lines of communication with its higher level of sustainment.

His final recommendation was to transition the units into a more preparedness stance instead of just execution.

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