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    1172nd Transportation Company completes four-day convoy

    1172nd Transportation Company completes four-day convoy

    Photo By Spc. Grayson Cavaliere | U.S. Army National Guard trucks, belonging to the 1172nd Transportation Company, 30th...... read more read more

    FORT CAVAZOS, Texas -- The 1172nd Transportation Company, part of the 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, recently completed a four-day convoy transporting supply support activity as part of this year's annual training exercise in communication, leadership and safety.

    Led by Tennessee National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Shelby Pruden, 1172nd motor transport operator, the convoy successfully navigated over 1,000 miles of rugged terrain, hauling nearly 500,000 pounds of equipment. Pruden's guidance and leadership ensured a smooth journey, despite encountering heavy rain and hail along the way.

    Clear and effective communication between leaders and their troops was crucial to the mission's success.

    "Each time we stopped, leadership was communicating with us," said Spc. Joseph Hibler, a driver with the 1172nd Transportation Company. "Our leadership was spreading information throughout the unit, keeping everyone informed and aware of our situation."

    Executive Officer 1st Lt. Maria Christenberry emphasized the importance of teamwork and individual accountability in achieving mission success.

    "We had a mix of experienced and less experienced drivers, so we paired them to provide training opportunities while maintaining safety," said Christenberry. "Chief Klein did an excellent job off addressing on-the-fly maintenance issues, which helped significantly. Teamwork and attention to detail were key to our success."

    Despite minor mechanical challenges and inclement weather conditions, the convoy successfully completed its mission. Hibler credited the team's ability to adapt to changing circumstances and leadership's guidance for the success of the mission.

    "Things are going to come up, no matter how much you plan," Hibler noted. "But having a great leader who can guide you through those challenges makes all the difference. Our Soldiers did an excellent job of communicating and following instructions, and our leadership ensured that we were prepared to overcome any obstacles that arose."




    Date Taken: 06.02.2024
    Date Posted: 06.03.2024 10:20
    Story ID: 472825

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