Story and photo by Capt. Meaghan Kelly
84th Chemical Battalion
CBOLC 06-18 is making the most out of their available time while unable to train in some areas due to ongoing upgrades.
With renovations at the Chemical Defense Training Facility preventing regularly scheduled events, the course has looked for alternative training opportunities.
One particular area was the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer (RVTT), a fully-immersive, 360-degree Humvee simulator. This training aid allows the students to get multiple repetitions in leading a small convoy, applying relevant tactics and making decisions under pressure in a simulated hostile environment.
These are tasks the basic students will be evaluated on during their Capstone FTX, Operation Steel Dragon, and are skills that will be essential as platoon leaders and throughout their careers.
CBOLC has never used the RVTT before now.