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    Senior leaders participate in threat-based training

    Senior leaders participate in threat-based training

    Photo By Sgt. Darryl Briggs | John Summers, senior site trainer for the Fort Stewart Home Station Training Program,...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Darryl Briggs 

    188th Infantry Brigade

    FORT STEWART, GEORGIA (October 8, 2021)- Senior leaders from 188th Infantry Brigade recently conducted threat based training specific to counter-improvised explosive devices here.

    The purpose of the training was as a refresher course to ensure sufficiency of counter IED procedures and measures in order to conduct future training for junior enlisted Soldiers.

    “Every year we do a couple of IED training classes with the 188th Infantry Brigade which is scheduled by the brigade,” said John Summers, senior site trainer for the Fort Stewart Home Station Training Program.

    The training measures each individual Soldier’s understanding and mastery in order to teach others through daily tasks such as IED awareness, terrorist recognition and screening, conducting teach-backs, etc., all of which are taught throughout the five-day course.

    “We bring up all the latest tactics, techniques, procedures and best practices that will allow the non-commissioned officers to learn and remember things like this type of training,” said Summers.

    On the first day of the course Soldiers were briefed and introduced to Summers and his colleagues as their course instructors, and what’s to be expected of the training, before beginning the training modules and enabler class.

    “What’s important about the enabler class is we allow the Soldiers to put their hands on the different kinds of enablers like the hand-held detectors, counter-improvised explosive device robots, and equipment,” said Summers. “This way they can understand not just what we covered in the power points, but also how to operate the equipment.”

    On the second day of the course Soldiers were given presentations on different IED topics such as the terrorist screening process to help identify an enemy, and the five Cs (confirm, clear, call, cordon, and control) which help to identify, avoid, and evade IEDs.

    On the third day the Soldiers gave their own powerpoint presentations based on a topic of information learned in the previous two days of the course to ensure that knowledge and understanding of the material is being grasped.

    Then on the fourth day, the Soldiers broke up into two groups for a scenario where each tried to set a fake IED to eliminate the other group.

    Both groups were given fake props as IEDs to plant in the training area as well as decoys to distract the other team. This technique allowed the other group to use their tactics, techniques, and procedures learned during the course to help guide them through the other groups' traps.

    As a final, the senior leaders were given a written test to certify as a C-IED trainer.

    “This course is a really good refresher for me,” said Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Jackson, assigned to 4th Battalion, 306th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 188th Inf. Bde. “I’ve always been interested in this type of training because it is the future to help us as [noncommissioned officers] to prepare our Soldiers as we continue to learn ourselves.”




    Date Taken: 10.17.2021
    Date Posted: 10.18.2021 09:10
    Story ID: 407429
    Location: GA, US

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