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‘No Slack’ for the men and women changing the future of the Army Staff Sgt. Richard Wrigley

Soldiers assigned to the all-volunteer Physical Demands Study, Company, lead by Company D “Dragons,” 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment “Battle Boars,” 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participate in a company foot-march in the early morning here, Feb. 13. This is just one small part of the rigorous train-up for the PDS that the Dragons have been spearheading. The desired result is that 2nd ABCT, in conjunction with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, should conduct a thorough evaluation, gathering as much data as possible, hopefully allowing the Army to develop "gender neutral physical standards." These validated standards are intended to shape future recruiting and accessions of both males and females into the evaluated Military Occupational Specialties. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Wrigley, 2nd ABCT, 3rd ID, Public Affairs NCO)

FORT STEWART, Ga. - The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Spartans,” 3rd Infantry Division, conducted the train-up for the Physical Demands Study here in the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment “Battle Boars” Motor Pool, through ought last week and continuing into this week.

The 2nd ABCT is conducting the Physical Demands Study in conjunction with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

The purpose of the PDS is to gather the necessary data required to develop "gender neutral physical standards." These validated standards will shape future recruiting and accessions of both males and females into the evaluated Military Occupational Specialties.

The four MOSs that the Spartans are helping the Army evaluate are the 11B - Infantryman, 11C - Indirect Fire Infantryman, 19K - Armor Crewman, and the 19D - Cavalry Scout.

The study’s participants consist a company size element of all-volunteer soldiers, half of them male and the other half female.

Since starting the Study last week, all the volunteers have been split up into four different platoons in respect to the four different MOSs being evaluated. These platoons have been meeting every day training and learning the skills that they will need to know in order to perform the exercises they will do while completing the actual evaluation.

Running this enterprise is none other than our Company D "Dragons," 1-30th IN BN. The Company motto “No Slack,” has become infectious, and the rally cry the four platoons have come together around.


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Date Taken:02.24.2014

Date Posted:02.24.2014 12:24

Location:FORT STEWART, GA, USGlobe

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