1st Lt. Corey Runion, a platoon leader assigned to the 31st Engineer Battalion, planned and executed a grueling and rigorous combat engineer field training exercise that ultimately ensured preparedness of 147 Soldiers who earned the title of combat engineer by executing urban breaching, wire breaching, detonation of road craters, emplacement of an 11-row and triple standard concertina wire obstacles, evacuation of a casualty and a 2.7-mile Sapper stakes event which culminated at Sapper Memorial Grove
Jesse French, Garrison Human Resources director, has been a tremendous help getting trainees Common Access Cards, authorized entitlements, meal cards, etc., which was a bit challenging in a COVID-19 environment. French worked tirelessly to develop a fantastic plan that met the needs of the trainees while limiting their interactions with the garrison facilities in order to protect the bubble and our civilian personnel. French’s flexibility and leadership within his team, while routine for him, are exceptional to and appreciated by those on the receiving end.
(Editor’s note: This article was submitted to the GUIDON by the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence.)