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    PS Magazine starts 2022 spotlighting Marine Corps corporal and TACOM senior leaders

    Cpl. Keaton Wilkett, USMC

    Photo By Robert Hill | Cpl. Keaton Wilkett, USMC, Weapons and Field Training Battalion (WTFBn), Marine Corps...... read more read more

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL, UNITED STATES

    01.11.2022

    Story by Robert Hill 

    Army Sustainment Command - Redstone Arsenal Detachment

    Redstone Arsenal, AL – In its ongoing effort to recognize Warfighters who contribute to readiness, PS Magazine began 2022 by spotlighting Cpl. Keaton Wilkett, USMC, as part of its monthly “I Own This” recognition program. The magazine also featured a joint interview with Maj. Gen. Darren Werner, Commanding General, US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) and TACOM’s senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Charles.

    The “I Own This” campaign is designed to recognize Warfighters of all services who exemplify the highest standards of care for their assigned vehicles and equipment and contribute in meaningful ways to their unit's overall maintenance and supply posture. In short, they live and breathe readiness.

    Cpl. Wilkett is an active-duty Marine assigned to the Weapons and Field Training Battalion (WTFBn), Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego, and stationed at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California. He was recognized for his skills as an M4 small arms repairer and technician who enhanced unit readiness through his continual maintenance efforts, both in the arms room and on the firing range.

    Said Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Daley, who nominated Wilkett, “His on-the-spot actions kept all weapons ready for action during the first iteration of a new infantry marksmanship assessment course of fire.”

    Since it was launched in June 2020, the “I Own This” program has recognized three Marines. All three were from the WTFBn, making it the unit with the most nominations across all the services. [Read the full story at: https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2890837/i-own-this-december-2021-nominees/]

    In their joint interview, Maj. Gen. Werner and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles provided a brief overview of TACOM’s mission and its efforts to enhance sustainment of the many fleets under its purview. They also discussed what Soldiers and leaders need to do to keep their vehicles and equipment combat-ready at all times. Maj. Gen. Werner stated that troubleshooting is critical and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles said, “The fundamentals of sustaining any equipment are PMCS and leader involvement.” To view the complete interview, visit: https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2884721/leader-interview-mg-werner-csm-charles-tacom/.

    About PS Magazine: Founded in June 1951, PS Magazine is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Its mission from the start has been to provide Warfighters the essential information they need to maintain their vehicles and equipment to the highest possible standards. For its first 68 years, it appeared as a cartoon-illustrated magazine, both in print and then online. Today, it’s a fully-online periodical that’s updated continually. Visit the magazine at www.psmagazine.army.mil.

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    Date Taken: 01.11.2022
    Date Posted: 01.11.2022 09:36
    Story ID: 412696
    Location: REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL, US 
    Hometown: CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US
    Hometown: WARREN, MI, US

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