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    Getting on the Same Frequency

    Getting on the Same Frequency

    Photo By Sgt. Dommnique Washington | The III Corps and Fort Hood signal community poses for a group photo during an...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Dommnique Washington 

    7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    The signal community of Ft. Hood and III Corps gathered to have their spring colloquy at the Phantom Warrior Center on Ft. Hood, May 16.
    A colloquy is a gathering for discussion of theological questions. III Corps’ signal and communication components assemble these gatherings, semi-annually, to discuss a variety of topics that are valuable to improving the capabilities of the Signal Corps.
    “It’s from our shared experiences that we learn and become better organizations,” said Lt. Col. Reginald Evans, a signal and communications officer for 1st Armored Divisions.
    Representatives from 1st Infantry Division, 1st Armored Division, 4th Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division as well as the 13 Expeditionary Sustainment Command signal offices showed up to the Phantom Warrior Center to learn from each other.
    “In my opinion I think we have the right audience here,” Evans said. “We have units in different readiness states and different operational states and everyone is working through different challenges right now as well as successes. A lot of successes and different tactics, techniques and procedures are being discussed today.”
    The themes of this specific colloquy was communications maintenance, the challenges that units are having with maintaining their equipment and operational redness requirements.
    Commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, warrant officers and civilian signal experts were all invited to share their knowledge for professional growth.
    “There’s a lot of things that essentially leadership thinks they know but until you sit down and talk with a Soldier, NCO, warrant officer or platoon leader, you don’t really know,” said Col. Jeff Schroeder, III Corps chief information officer.
    A particular area of emphasis for this colloquy was teamwork and networking that must be done in order for signal units to successfully overcome future obstacles that may be faced.
    “This is a team effort between the signal community, the sustainment community and our operational community to make sure we’re all working in harmony, and synchronizing our efforts so that we can essentially meet the challenges of tomorrow and win on our nation’s battle fields,” said Schroeder.
    Many of the Soldiers who attended agreed that the event was a success due to the vast amount of knowledge that was shared along with the networking opportunities.
    “What I’ll take back to my unit is a lot of phone calls probably, said Chief Warrant Officer 3, William Wilkins, a signal maintenance officer for III Corps. “Now that they know they have individuals who they can directly get in contact with. I’m going to prepare myself for any questions and concerns as they come from abroad now because everyone is involved.”



    Date Taken: 05.16.2018
    Date Posted: 05.24.2018 13:57
    Story ID: 278318
    Location: FORT HOOD, TX, US 

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