Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey and Distinguished Visitors from the 108th Training Command

10/23/2017   By Maj. Bryan C. Barnhart and 2LT Sierra J. Tadiarca 104th Training Division, Task Force Wolf, Cadet Summer Training 2017
 

FORT KNOX, Ky., — Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of the Army Reserve and Commanding General of the United States Army Reserve Command, visited the 104th Training Division’s Task Force Wolf, at Cadet Summer Training (CST) 2017, where he drove home the importance of being Ready Soldiers in a tactical environment but also reminisced about what he went through as a Cadet 40 years ago. “This is a special place,” he said, as he set out to convey to the next generation the importance of the Army’s mission – and the Army Reserve’s contribution.

Luckey wasted no time jumping in and performing the tasks required of Cadets. At the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Committee, Luckey along with the 108th Training Command Team of Maj. Gen. Mark McQueen and Command Sergeant Major Robert Riti and other senior leaders from the 95th and 104th Training Divisions donned their masks and headed straight for the gas chamber with a group of Cadets to demonstrate confidence in their equipment. 4-414th REGT (CST) CBRN Officer and Non-commissioned Officer in Charge, Captain Hudlun and Sergeant First Class Maple, led the group through seven key CBRN tasks and the latest CBRN technology being utilized on the modern battlefield.

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Lt. Gen. Luckey, Maj. Gen. McQueen, and other 108th Training Command Distinguished Visitors visit Cadet Summer Training July 20, Fort Knox, Ky., stopping at the Dunagan Team Development Course, where the 95th Training Division Drill Sergeants led Cadets through scenario based problems while working together as a team. While on ground, Luckey spoke about the vision for America’s Army Reserve. Photo by Roland Hesmondhalgh

The Distinguished Visitors were escorted through Cadet Summer Training (CST) training by the 104th Training Division’s Task Force Wolf which is charged with executing about one-third of the 108th Training Command’s mission by growing the Army’s future leaders. TF Wolf supports U.S. Army Cadet Command’s CST training by providing nearly 1,300 ready Army Reserve Drill Sergeants, Instructors, and Support personnel. Luckey was quick to point out, “As Soldiers in American’s Army Reserve, we fall in wherever we are needed to support the Army and its mission, and the critical mission for the Army here is growing new leaders.”

Lt. Gen. Luckey visited Cadet Summer Training July 20, Fort Knox, Ky., and observed the Dunagan Team Development Course, where 95th Training Division Drill Sergeants led Cadets through scenario based problems while working together as a team. While on ground, Luckey spoke about the vision for America’s Army Reserve. Photo by Roland Hesmondhalgh CBRN Instructors from the 3-414th Regt., 1st Bde, and 104th Training Division escorted Cadets and 108th Training Command Distinguished Visitors through the gas chamber including Brig. Gen. Bassford and his son Cadet Bassford. Bottom: Lt. Gen. Luckey, Maj. Gen. McQueen, and Brig. Gen. Bassford observe First Aid Training by the 3-414th Regt., 1st Bde, 104th Training Divsion. Photos by Maj. Bryan C. Barnhart

 

3-414th REGT (CST) First Aid Committee Non-commissioned Officer in Charge, Master Sergeant McArtor, next led the group through First Aid training where Cadets are taught Tactical Combat Casualty Care. These basic Soldier skills replicate a tactical environment to hone leader core competencies.

Lt. Gen. Luckey and Maj. Gen. McQueen met with MAJ Daniel Morse of Detachment 1, 4-414th, 1st BDE, 104th Training Division and Estonian CPT Pihlik as part of the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve’s (OCAR) Military Reserve Exchange Program (MREP). Photos by Maj. Bryan C. Barnhart Lt. Gen. Luckey and Maj. Gen. McQueen met with MAJ Daniel Morse of Detachment 1, 4-414th, 1st BDE, 104th Training Division and Estonian CPT Pihlik as part of the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve’s (OCAR) Military Reserve Exchange Program (MREP). Photos by Maj. Bryan C. Barnhart

 

“That’s a good place to start. Because what they’re learning here are the basic skills that they need to function both in combat and as every day Citizen Soldiers, as Warriors, as members of a Team. So, my advice to them is to start off by learning the basics, mastering the basics, listen to my Drill Sergeants, and take instruction,” Lt. Gen. Luckey states.

Lt. Gen. Luckey, Maj. Gen. McQueen, and other 108th Training Command Distinguished Visitors visit Cadet Summer Training July 20, Fort Knox, Ky., stopping at the Dunagan Team Development Course, where the 95th Training Division Drill Sergeants led Cadets through scenario based problems while working together as a team. While on ground, Luckey spoke about the vision for America’s Army Reserve. Photo by Roland Hesmondhalgh Lt. Gen. Luckey, Maj. Gen. McQueen, and other 108th Training Command Distinguished Visitors visit Cadet Summer Training July 20, Fort Knox, Ky., stopping at the Dunagan Team Development Course, where the 95th Training Division Drill Sergeants led Cadets through scenario based problems while working together as a team. While on ground, Luckey spoke about the vision for America’s Army Reserve. Photo by Roland Hesmondhalgh

 

Lt. Gen. Luckey, Maj. Gen. McQueen, and other 108th Training Command Distinguished Visitors visit Cadet Summer Training July 20, Fort Knox, Ky., stopping at the Dunagan Team Development Course, where the 95th Training Division Drill Sergeants led Cadets through scenario based problems while working together as a team. While on ground, Luckey spoke about the vision for America’s Army Reserve.

Photo by Roland Hesmondhalgh

Drill Sergeants from the 95th Training Division led Cadets through the Dunagan Team Development Course, where Lt. Gen. Luckey ate an MRE lunch while interacting with Cadets and Cadre. Luckey stated, “These Drill Sergeants are a great example of how America’s Army Reserve supports the Army’s mission. These Drill Sergeants represent the finest Non-Commissioned Officer Corps of the United States Army, and they’re out here to help these Cadets learn the basic skills they need to develop the confidence and competence to be outstanding Army Officers.”

As the 2017 Cadet Summer Training Mission winds up, Lt. Gen Luckey’s visit was an opportune time to share with Cadets and Cadre his holistic perspective of America’s Army Reserve’s and its integration with Cadet Summer Training, “First thing is the mission. The second thing is the team. You have a team. You are not in this alone. We are all in this together. Doesn’t matter if you are a Lieutenant General or a Lieutenant or Staff Sergeant or Private or Cadet...We’re all on the same team.”

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