Schuette, The Real McCoy Staff
McCoy leadership personnel told unit representatives attending the
Training and Coordination Conference Jan. 15 that they will continue
to be the installation of choice to meet their training needs for the
2009 training season.
Unit representatives attending
Fort McCoy’s Range and Training Coordination Conference listen
to information about training opportunities. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
Shanks, the chief of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization
and Security (DPTMS) Training Division, said the installation is ready
for this training season. The biggest issue the installation will have
to providing quality support is the progress of an ambitious barracks
(and other facilities) renovation program, he said.
will have an impact on our capacity to house training units,"
Shanks said. "We will do everything we can to meet your
needs," and working together will make that process
Commander Col. David E. Chesser noted that Fort McCoy still will meet
its goals to provide training support to reserve-component personnel.
said he saw the installation’s customer support in action when the
units he was serving in came to Fort McCoy for extended combat
training (ECT). He also served with a unit that came to Fort McCoy for
mobilization, the 458th Combat Engineer Battalion of Johnstown, Pa.
of those experiences, Chesser said he is well aware of what units
coming to Fort McCoy need to make their training a success.
"The quality of your training event (at Fort McCoy) will be
directly proportional to the planning and coordination you put
David E. Chesser,
Fort McCoy Garrison Commander
installation’s work force helped ensure his units received
everything they needed to conduct successful training. This support
regularly is extended to all units that come to Fort McCoy to train,
some other installations, Fort McCoy emphasizes serving
reserve-component units and can offer them almost every training
opportunity the Army offers except the Hellfire missile. The
installation also has ranges that are second to none and will do
everything possible to support training by everyone who comes to Fort
McCoy — ECT, battle assembly, mobilization or demobilization.
quality of your training event (at Fort McCoy) will be directly
proportional to the planning and coordination you put into it,"
Chesser told unit representatives.
Kasten, DPTMS director, said Fort McCoy can meet any unit’s training
needs under the Army Force Generation training model.
installation’s latest video depicting various training scenarios was
shown to the attendees to give them an idea of what type of training
they could do at the installation.
Chris Brown (seated), the Fort
McCoy Transportation Motor Pool supervisor, answers questions
during the Range and Training Coordination Conference. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
plan to be ready, responsive and relevant to training in the 21st
century," Kasten said.
also had the opportunity to talk to installation representatives about
training needs and support during a round-robin station breakout.
Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. M. Kevin Dubois reminded the
unit representatives they need to adhere to standards to ensure safe
includes wearing Kevlar gear anytime they are training and riding in a
tactical vehicle at Fort McCoy. Motorists who need to make cell phone
calls also are advised they cannot drive and make calls at the same
time. They either need to use a hands-free cell phone or pull to the
side of a road to make the call.
more information or to schedule ranges at Fort McCoy, call the Range
Scheduling Section at (608) 388-3721/4142/5313.