The U.S. Army inducted Gregg Thompson, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence deputy to the commanding general, into its Senior Executive Service June 17 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium.Maj. Gen. Donna Martin, MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, presented remarks as host of the ceremony.“Being selected to an SES position is highly competitive and requires rigorous vetting, along with … [Read more...] about Army appoints Thompson to Senior Executive Service in ceremony
As part of an ongoing Army-wide strategic shift in operations from counter-insurgency toward large-scale combat, the Missouri National Guard’s 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade held a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise June 10 at Fort Leonard Wood’s Training Area 246.While simultaneously supporting its state missions, the 110th MEB shifted to a near-peer threat scenario.“They were working … [Read more...] about 110th MEB demonstrates changing role in joint exercise
“Anything in your workplace that may cause you short-term or long- term health effects, we try to mitigate that and come up with a solution to keep it from affecting you.We have a diverse (team), but all of us work in industrial hygiene. We have people from different parts of the nation; we have a person who’s efficient in chemistry, we have some in environmental science, we have some in … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What effect does your team have on readiness?
“My favorite period of Army history is the Civil War. I have a Master’s degree in American History with an emphasis on the Civil War. Today, I get to take noncommissioned officers and officers to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield on Staff Rides, so I get to use a Civil War battlefield as an outdoor classroom for today’s Soldiers.”“The Mexican ‘Punitive’ Expedition, 1916 to 1917 after Pancho … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What is your favorite period of Army history and why?
Fort Leonard Wood held its annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance Friday at the Pershing Community Center.Chaplain (Capt.) Thomas Robinson delivered the invocation at the event, thanking all Asian-American and Pacific Islander “brothers and sisters who have helped shape and defend this great nation.”“I pray, Lord, that you would use these acts of … [Read more...] about Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month
“I would say working with the kids and being able to help them with the things they have weaknesses in, and in being able to compliment them and encourage them on the things they have strengths in, whether it’s sports or arts and crafts.The best part is the mentoring program we have here.”“We get to go actually have fun with the kids and watch them grow.We have kids that start in 6th … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What is the best part about working with Child and Youth Services?
In 2018, Capt. Carla Bender, 43rd Adjutant General Reception Battalion, Alpha Company commander, processed thousands of Soldiers assigned to basic training units at Fort Leonard Wood.According to Sgt. 1st Class Jason Mawhinney, 3rd Platoon drill sergeant, she led through example and by listening to, understanding and trusting her Soldiers.“She is very caring when it comes to situations the … [Read more...] about The power of positivity: One commander’s legacy of resilience
Congregation leaders and chaplains awarded 262 chapel volunteers for contributing more than 9,000 hours of service in 2018 at a banquet, themed “Simple Moments Change the World,” held at the Main Post Chapel May 16.“We give thanks for all your prayers, for all the time you gave, for everything you gave up to make service possible, for all the things we know and all the things we don’t know … [Read more...] about Chapel awards volunteers for more than 9,000 hours of service
Sandy Crockett, artist and mother of 3rd Chemical Brigade Commander Col. Sean Crockett, sculpted an 8-inch tall figurine replica of the famous Dragon Soldier poster and donated it to the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex on Fort Leonard Wood May 17.The figurine, which is made from polymer clay over wire and aluminum foil, depicts an African-American Soldier wearing a World War I infantryman’s … [Read more...] about Army mother sculpts Dragon Soldier figurine, donates to chemical museum
“History is what makes a society. Without history, you don’t have a society.How did all societies exist? Because someone recorded their history.”“It provides a connection, a personal connection. The artifacts that we collect, people are more generally apt to connect with (human) examples.We use artifacts for studying. There are examples of current conflicts where the terrain is such … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: Why should society preserve history?
The U.S. Army Futures Command and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence held a demonstration day May 9 at Training Area 190, showing off new technologies being employed on the battlefield.The event, named Maneuver Support, Sustainment and Protection Integration Experiments, or MSSPIX for short, provided capability developers and the science and technology community a credible operational … [Read more...] about Latest battlefield technologies on display during MSSPIX
Military Police Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood conducted a commandant-led professional development trip to the headquarters offices of the State Highway Patrol and Missouri National Guard in Jefferson City May 7.The training, led by Brig. Gen. Brian Bisacre, U.S. Army Military Police School commandant, was carried out to familiarize MP Soldiers with how other branches of law enforcement … [Read more...] about Professional development: Military Police Soldiers visit Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Army Reserve National Guard Headquarters
Interviews by Sam Campbell“EEO is important because it enforces federal regulations regarding equality in the workplace that everyone is treated fairly throughout their employment. It is about addressing the balance so everyone feels equal, treated fairly and ensures that employers do not discriminate against employees based upon characteristics, such as race, color, religion, national origin, … [Read more...] about Why is equal employment opportunity important?
Fort Leonard Wood welcomed Auschwitz survivor Gunther Skaletz as its guest speaker to the 2019 Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance at the Main Post Chapel May 2.14th Military Police Brigade Chaplain (Maj.) Keith Ferrell introduced Skaletz with a prayer originally delivered by Rabbi David Katz in 2014.“As we honor the heroes, the martyrs, the survivors, and the victims, we ask you to … [Read more...] about Auschwitz survivor speaks at Fort Leonard Wood’s Holocaust Remembrance Day
Fort Leonard Wood hosted the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast at Pershing Community Center May 1.The event, titled “Becoming a Leader God Can Use,” featured four prayers: for the nation, for the president and congress, for the military, and for the community.Chaplains led the prayers following performances from the 399th Army Band and two congregational songs, “Amazing Grace,” and “Sweet … [Read more...] about Soldiers, leaders break bread at National Prayer Breakfast