Fort McCoy News Aug. 25, 2017

Threat Management Team holds 7th meeting at McCoy

STORY & PHOTO BY SCOTT T. STURKOL
Public Affairs Staff

The seventh annual meeting of the Fort McCoy Threat Management Team gathered Aug. 16 at McCoy's Community Center.
This annual meeting provides the unique opportunity for the Fort McCoy Threat Working Group to meet outside of their normal forum and network with local, state, and federal professionals whose daily mission is to remain vigilant to the many threats we face today.

The team is a collective of professionals in security, intelligence, law enforcement, emergency management, military, and the Fort McCoy community, according to the Fort McCoy Security Office, which is part of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

Detective Sgt. Chris Litzkow with the Wisconsin Capitol Police in Madison addresses attendees to the 2017 Threat Management Team meeting Aug. 16 at McCoy’s Community Center.
Detective Sgt. Chris Litzkow with the Wisconsin Capitol Police in Madison
addresses attendees to the 2017 Threat Management Team meeting Aug.
16 at McCoy's Community Center.

During the one-day meeting, attendees received a briefing on current threats in Wisconsin and nationally from an FBI agent and learned about drone aircraft and their capabilities as well as threats and emerging tactics related to those aircraft from detective Sgt. Chris Litzkow with the Wisconsin Capitol Police at Madison.

Fort McCoy Security Office representatives also provided information and displays on the installation's training capabilities and opportunities. And, during a nearly two-hour afternoon session, attendees received information on active-shooter training from Chief David Erwin, also with Madison Capitol Police.

DPTMS Director Brad Stewart said the active-shooter training information is a good start to helping Fort McCoy representatives prepare for the post's Vigilant Triad exercise in 2018.

"The training discussion, and the overall meeting, helped establish the conditions for installation tenant organization and garrison staff to get ready for our exercise, which will be an active-shooter scenario," Stewart said. "This was the first of several events that will help us prepare, and I think those who attended gained some valuable insight."

The meeting also serves as part of activities for the installation's observance of August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month. The intent of the month's observance is to instill and sustain communitywide heightened awareness and vigilance to protect all Army critical resources and personnel from acts of terrorism.

The team also toured the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post as part of the event.

For more information about Antiterrorism Awareness Month, antiterrorism-awareness training, active-shooter training, and other related topics, call the 608-388-4719/4504.