Maintenance window scheduled to begin at February 14th 2200 est. until 0400 est. February 15th


Forgot Password?

    Or login with Facebook
    Defense Visual Information Distribution Service Logo

    Everywhere I go, there’s an OC/T there

    Everywhere I go, there’s an OC/T there

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class SHAIYLA HAKEEM | U.S. Army Master Sgt. Timothy Brogan (rear), an Observer, Coach/Trainer (OT/C),...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. SHAIYLA HAKEEM 

    354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    “Why don’t you leave me alone; why don’t you ever go home?”
    This historic cadence usually refers to drill sergeants, but in this case, it is directed toward Observer, Coach/Trainers (OC/Ts).
    An OC/T is a selected duty position and those chosen are considered subject matter experts in their specific warfighting functions. They stand in the background watching and evaluating training scenarios, making sure they are completed to mission and safety standards.
    These coaches are trained and certified to provide After Action Reviews (AARs) and Final Exercise Reports (FERs), which provide immediate feedback on the successes and failures of the mission. This evaluation process identifies sustains, improvements and lessons learned for the troops and the command. This helps the Soldiers, leaders and command increase readiness.
    The OC/T appointment is considered a broadening position and is open to commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers.
    Everywhere you go, they will be there; watching.



    Date Taken: 05.07.2018
    Date Posted: 05.07.2018 11:12
    Story ID: 275969
    Location: HOHENFELS, BY, DE 
    Hometown: HOHENFELS, BY, DE
    Hometown: FORT RILEY, KS, US
    Hometown: REDDING, CA, US

    Web Views: 91
    Downloads: 0