Images: ‘Raiders’ host Australian army chief [Image 8 of 8]
Photo by Spc. Reese Von Rogatsz
Col. Michael Getchell, commander, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division “Raiders” (center) and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Balmforth, senior non-commissioned officer, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. (right) escort Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Chief of Army, Australia (left) from the helicopter landing site to the brigade tactical operations center Feb. 6 here. During Morrison’s visit, he observed and discussed SBCT mission command capabilities and collective training with the brigade’s leadership, building a stronger strategic U.S.-Australian Army relationship. The “Raiders” are currently engaged in Exercise Raider Focus, a monthlong brigade training exercise designed to challenge the ability of leaders and soldiers to conduct full spectrum operations as a combined arms team.