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    Soldiers participate in training for 89B Senior Leader Course at Fort McCoy

    Soldiers participate in training for 89B Senior Leader Course at Fort McCoy

    Photo By Scott Sturkol | Master Sgt. Sarah Johnson (standing) with the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment (13th,...... read more read more

    Nearly a dozen students were a part of the 89B Senior Leader Course (SLC) at Fort McCoy, Wis., in January.

    In this course, instructors cover logistics and support operations as well as leadership skills.

    Soldiers attending the SLC are “seasoned” noncommissioned officers, meaning they’ve been in the career field quite a while and now get the opportunity to improve even more at their assigned skill sets.

    According to the Army job description for a senior ammunition supply specialist, these NCOs supervise the receipt, storage, issue, and preparation of ammunition, ammunition components and explosives for transportation and storage.

    They also supervise ammunition stock control and accounting procedures for surveillance inputs, conduct ammunition inspections and tests, and perform inspections of containers and vehicles transporting ammunition.

    The 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment, which falls administratively under Fort McCoy Regional Training Site-Maintenance, teaches the 89B10 Ammunition Supply Course, 89B Senior Leader Course, and the 89B Advanced Leader Course.

    89B NCOs also inspect storage locations, ensuring compliance with storage compatibility, quantity distance, and explosive safety limits. And, they ensure compliance with all ammunition safety requirements as prescribed in applicable Army regulations.

    Staff Sgt. Amanda Kingsley, an ammunition inspector with the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and a past student in the course said she appreciated the opportunity to learn more while training at Fort McCoy.

    “The classroom environment is outstanding and there are excellent facilities here,” Kingsley said. “We also were able to manage an ammunition demolition training event, which had us working with the (ASC) students.”

    Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin.

    The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984.

    Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”



    Date Taken: 02.14.2020
    Date Posted: 02.14.2020 09:35
    Story ID: 363144
    Location: FORT MCCOY, WI, US 

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