Joint senior enlisted advisers work toward consistent collaborative efforts

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senior enlisted leaders from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard in Hawaii, watch as Soldiers with 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command demonstrate using combatives while having a weapon procedures March 11 at the Warrior Training Center, Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th TSC Public Affairs/RELEASED)

Senior enlisted leaders from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard in Hawaii, watch as Soldiers with 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command demonstrate using combatives while having a weapon procedures March 11 at the Warrior Training Center, Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii. (Photos by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

 

Sgt. 1st Class Nicole Howell
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — Senior enlisted leaders from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard collaborated with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command senior enlisted adviser on ways each branch can integrate their service members into different areas of Pacific Rim sustainment, here, March 11.

The focus of this event was to figure out ways each service on Oahu can assist the others, both in garrison and abroad, making it a collaborative effort for enhancing capabilities in a complex environment, according to Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Binford, 8th TSC’s senior enlisted adviser.

Command Master Chief Chris Windnagle, the senior enlisted leader for Coast Guard District 14 in Hawaii, allows a military working dog to bite down on his arm while wearing protective armor March 11 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th TSC Public Affairs/RELEASED)

Command Master Chief Chris Windnagle, the senior enlisted leader for Coast Guard District 14 in Hawaii, allows a military working dog to bite down on his arm while wearing protective armor March 11 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

“I am trying to help build shared awareness of our capabilities with our joint and total force partners while also continuing to explore joint/total force leader development opportunities for our team,” said Binford.

To start the afternoon, the leaders conducted a briefing where they introduced themselves and their current professional responsibilities. Later, the leaders visited the 8th TSC Warrior Training Center to learn about the diverse types of tactical training conducted there, such as combatives and military operation in urban terrain.

The WTC provides service members on the south side of Oahu the ability to conduct the same type of training otherwise offered at Schofield Barracks.

They next visited the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam pier, where subject matter experts from the 7th Dive Detachment, 8th Military Police Brigade, 130th Engineer Bde. and 545th Harbormaster Company demonstrated their technical capabilities.

“This event really did a good job of letting us know the capabilities of the 8th TSC and areas where they can support the other services,” said Command Master Chief Ronny German, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “I especially liked the Warrior Training Center and the program, as well as the ship and diver static displays.”

Senior enlisted leaders from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard in Hawaii, watch as Soldiers with 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command demonstrate using combatives while having a weapon procedures March 11 at the Warrior Training Center, Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th TSC Public Affairs/RELEASED)

Senior enlisted leaders from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard in Hawaii watch as 8th Special Troops Battalion Soldiers demonstrate using combatives while having a weapon procedures, March 11, at the Warrior Training Center.

The other branches also saw where Soldiers could be incorporated into some of their training and events, furthering a joint cross-pollination of the services.

“I work for Pacific Command, so I have to go back and get with the units to find out how we can incorporate Soldiers into some of our training,” said Chief Master Sgt. Melvin Jobe, the Pacific Air Force logistics, installations and mission support senior enlisted adviser. “I am also going to go back and tell them what is offered at the WTC.”

At the end of the tour, the leaders agreed that this would not be the last time they spoke on the topic of joint collaboration.

“The Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard conduct gatherings where the senior enlisted personnel come together and bounce ideas off each other,” said Command Master Chief David Carter, Navy Region Hawaii. “I will make sure the 8th TSC is added to the list.”

Senior enlisted leaders from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard in Hawaii, are briefed on the bridge of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's Logistical Support Vessel-4, the Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker, by Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Carman, the noncommissioned officer of LSV-4, about the ship's capabilities, March 11 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th TSC Public Affairs/RELEASED)

The senior enlisted leaders are briefed on the bridge of the command’s Logistical Support Vessel-4, Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker, by Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Carman, NCO of LSV-4, about the ship’s capabilities, March 11 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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