News: Adjutant general officers build teamwork climbing Jackson’s Victory Tower
Story by Capt. Thomas Cieslak
FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Instructors and Students of Adjutant General’s Captain Career Course 004-13 climbed Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower here June 11 using teamwork and cooperation to navigate the rope course.
For 1st Lt. Jean Gwon, a native of Irvine, Calif., and a student of the course, the morning of rappelling and climbing strengthened bonds she has with fellow students.
“I think team building events such as this builds confidence in yourself while establishing trust among your peers,” said Gwon.
It was refreshing, Gwon said, to see everyone in the class develop as a team despite coming from around the world with different experiences prior to attending the course.
The event removed students from their classroom and placed them in situations requiring personal courage and teamwork to be successful.
“Team building events are important because these types of events promote esprit de corps and competition within our class,” said Maj. William Talbert, one of three instructors teaching class 004-13.
Despite going over the rappelling edge for the first time in his career, Talbert’s greatest satisfaction came from seeing students of the course actively encouraging others navigating the various stations at Victory Tower.
The Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course, located at Fort Jackson, mints human resource professionals and prepares them to provide personnel services as battalion-level adjutants.