Broncos ‘enhance’ leaders at first local ELDP course

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo courtesy 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division  Bronco’s fix computers during the recent ELDP, marking the first iteration of the course conducted locally at Schofield Barracks’ JRTC instead of at Fort Polk, La.

Photo courtesy 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division
Bronco’s fix computers during the recent ELDP, marking the first iteration of the course conducted locally at Schofield Barracks’ JRTC instead of at Fort Polk, La.

Sgt. Brian C. Erickson
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Broncos,” 25th Infantry Division, became the first Soldiers to go through an Enhanced Leader Development Program (ELDP) at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), here, Feb. 24-27.

The ELDP was the first course JRTC has conducted away from Fort Polk, La.

Since 1993, the JRTC has been hosting units at Fort Polk to improve unit readiness by providing highly realistic, stressful, joint and combined arms training across the full spectrum of conflict.

This year, that all changed, when 3rd BCT became the first unit to have the JRTC come to them.

“Task Force Bronco was unable to participate in a Combat Training Center rotation, so it was determined that the JRTC would send the Leader Training Program (LTP) civilian coaches and Operations Group observer coach trainers (OCT) to assist the BCT,” said Col. Randall Harris, deputy commander, Operations Group, JRTC.

By having the JRTC come to Hawaii, 3rd BCT was able to interact with the LTP coaches and OCTs that may not have been possible otherwise, according to Harris.

The JRTC assists commanders at all levels to identify unit training deficiencies, while providing feedback to improve the force, and prepares units for success on future joint battlefields.

“This was a successful exercise due to the Bronco leadership’s focus on training and the partnership between the Broncos, LTP coaches, OCTs and the Mission Training Center,” said Harris.

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