Michele, The Real McCoy Contributor
McCoy’s Mobilization Unit In-Processing Center (MUIC) is where
Soldiers coordinate their transportation, billeting, food service,
Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) schedule and issuance of individual
and unit equipment needed while training at the installation and upon
redeployment from theater.
The Mobilization Unit
Inprocressing Center staff concentrates on a presentation during
a meeting at the MUIC facility at Fort McCoy. (File
MUIC is busy as its staff hustles to arrange the many needs of
mobilizing and demobilizing Soldiers.
bottom line is that we coordinate and synchronize the life-support
issues of the Soldiers," Lt. Col. Robert Weisbrod, MUIC Chief,
said. "The MUIC is the first place mob-demob units come. We are
the initial nerve center of the McCoy mob-demob process."
said the MUIC’s responsibility is to, "Pull the various McCoy
directorates, MEDDAC and DENTAC personnel together to coordinate the
initial SRP and individual equipment issue schedules so that the units
will hit the ground and focus on mission-specific training as soon as
organizations include the Central Issue Facility, Transportation Motor
Pool, Food Service, Logistics, Information Management, Billeting and
provide a smooth flow for the units and Soldiers to transition to Fort
McCoy for their mob and demob process, " Weisbrod said. "The
MUIC serves as the installation’s operations center for mob-demob
units at McCoy. We resolve any life-support and individual- readiness
issues that may arise during their mob and demob process."
MUIC is in operation 24-hours a day with personnel on duty to assist
units and Soldiers with issues.
the initial in-processing, the units and their Soldiers are handed off
to the 181st Infantry Brigade, which is responsible for their
training. During unit training, the MUIC continues to monitor
individual personnel readiness and logistics readiness to ensure all
Soldiers are deployable.
"We provide a smooth flow for the units and Soldiers to
transition to Fort McCoy for their mob and demob process. The
MUIC serves as the installation's operations center for mob-demob
units ... "
Lt. Col. Robert Weisbrod,
said the MUIC also sends staff members to unit home stations a year or
more prior to the unit actually reporting for mobilization duty, so
preparations will be made and in place when the unit arrives at McCoy.
That includes specific equipment a unit and a Soldier will need at
McCoy as well as equipment they will get in theater.
conduct a mob assistance visit to the unit’s home station 60 to 90
days before the unit arrives, and some of the unit’s staff
representatives visit McCoy prior to the unit’s arrival,"
Weisbrod said. "We are on the phone and e-mail, doing a lot of
coordination and planning before the unit hits the ground."
Lisota, MUIC Training Lead for Mobilization Assistance Team
Operations, said, "We coordinate mob and demob units’ needs for
Military Occupational Specialty Qualification training and we get them
to the schools needed to perform their mission. We build the Sync
Matrix training schedule. We schedule the training ranges. We enter
Soldier information into the Deployment and Reconstitution Tracking
Software to keep track of deploying Soldiers’ performance for
also said, "We fulfill individual training needs if it hasn’t
happened before the Soldier’s arrival at McCoy. We also use the Army
Knowledge On-Line Web-based Army-wide tool for training mobilizing
Hove, Assistant Supervisor of MUIC Operations, said, "Our
preparation work is done prior to their arrival. We put that
information into the computer so the mob process is simpler for the
Soldier and unit. We also build and maintain unit folders that contain
all schedules, documents, and correspondence which can be accessed by
installation representatives who are working with the units. Our
office concentrates on pre-mob training skills."
at the MUIC are a one-stop shop to bring all McCoy sections here for
briefings and to also work with key personnel from the mobing units,
like their first sergeant, supply people and advance party," Hove
said. "We also work to get any information to a Soldier or unit
that they need. We serve the Soldier and the unit in any way
are the first people the Soldiers and units see when they come to
McCoy and the last ones they see before they go off to war," Hove
detailed the MUIC’s mission statement as follows: "The Fort
McCoy MUIC will provide operational control (to include command and
control and coordinate administrative, logistical and training
support) to mobilizing and demobilizing units in order for them to
deploy prepared, trained and ready for their theater missions and
allow units to expeditiously return to home station after mission
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