Broncos complete training rotation at JRTC

| May 29, 2015 | 2 Comments
1st Sgt. Ron Schaedel, senior enlisted adviser, HHC, 100th Inf. Bn., engages reporter role-players. The brigade chaplain said, “JRTC is designed to be your hardest days in the military.”

1st Sgt. Ron Schaedel, senior enlisted adviser, HHC, 100th Inf. Bn., engages reporter role-players. The brigade chaplain said, “JRTC is designed to be your hardest days in the military.”

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

 

FORT POLK, Louisiana — The “Broncos” finished a grueling training rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, here, Tuesday.

In order to successfully complete the 10 days of decisive action training, the Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, had to work together with multiple units.

“Being able to operate with different organizations pulling together is how we are going to fight in combat,” said Col. Scott Kelly, commander, 3rd BCT.

The training scenario was based on the organization’s mission essential tasks list, and many of the exercises were mission rehearsals for actual operations the organization may be scheduled to conduct.

Brigade Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Kennaugh said it best in one of his services during the exercise: “JRTC is designed to be your hardest days in the military.”

Kennaugh added that it is designed that way so when Soldiers get deployed they know what they have to do.

During the exercise, Soldiers on the ground encountered nongovernmental organizations, competing organizations, political parties, media, local police, paramilitary forces and insurgent military forces, both uniformed and non-uniformed.

When the exercise came to a close, each section and then the entire brigade received an after-action review (AAR) from the observer/controller (OC).

“The feedback that we receive is invaluable to helping the brigade improve on both the unit and personal level,” said Kelly.

Members of the Bronco Brigade are expected to deploy this summer in support of Pacific Pathways, a partnership exercise that employs the best-trained units in engagements and exercises with allies and partners to improve the quality of those exchanges, build capacity and achieve interoperability.

 

Task Force Bronco

JRTC is the Army’s premier combat training center. It is one of the Army’s three “Dirt” Combat Training Centers (CTC) resourced to train infantry brigade task forces and their subordinate elements in the Joint Contemporary Operational Environment.

The 100th Inf. Battalion (Hawaii and America Samoa); Company B, 1st Bn., 21st Inf. Regiment; 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team; and the 84th Engineer Bn. were just a few of the units that joined together at JRTC for Task Force Bronco.

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  1. Cpl. Matthew Levesque says:

    1stSgt Schaedel an I served together @ MCRD San Diego. Perhaps he could be given my contact info,please ?
    Semper Fi

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