News: Maj. Gen. Lesniak visits Task Force Wolf Soldiers
Story by Staff Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti
FORT KNOX, Ky. – U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Glenn Lesniak, deputy commanding general (support), U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), visited Task Force Wolf Soldiers who are supporting Cadet Summer Training (CST) at Fort Knox, Ky. Lesniak visited multiple training sites and discussed USARC’s top principles June 23.
Lesniak observed training and interacted with Soldiers and Cadets at the Basic Rifle Marksmanship range, First Aid Course, and the bath and laundry site.
The United States Army Reserve will provide approximately 2,000 Soldiers as cadre or support elements throughout the summer for CST. This is the first year both Leader Development and Assessment Course, previously held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Leader Training Course, are being held together. The two courses, which make up CST, are now co-located at Fort Knox.
Lesniak visited due to the recent changes, overall expansion of the mission, and the growth in USAR involvement. He conversed with the Soldiers about their roles at CST and expressed his support.
“We want to ensure that you guys are taken care of, that you have what you need in order to be successful in the mission, and that you guys are being utilized the way you should be utilized,” Lesniak said. “You guys are doing great and important work here. Thank you all for what you do for the Army Reserve everyday.”
Taking advantage of the concentration of USAR Soldiers in one location, Lesniak shared USARC’s top priorities for the force at large.
“Across the Army Reserve, we are emphasizing strength management,” he said. “We are trying to be much more integrated within the three components. Within all components, resiliency of our force is a top priority. There are 14 skills in the MRT [Master Resilience Trainer] and I encourage each of you to learn and utilize these skills in and out of uniform.”
Lesniak discussed best practices, lessons learned, and ways to improve the processes for the coming years with the USAR leadership at CST. Witnessing and learning about the variety of training events the Reserve Soldiers are supporting this year has been beneficial, Lesniak said.
“The 104th Soldiers are excellent instructors,” Lesniak said.