• Staff Sgt. Deante J. Long, Stryker Maintenance Course instructor, demonstrates the interactive classroom training to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, during a visit here May 23. Students in the Stryker Maintenance Course virtually troubleshoot problems with the vehicle before participating in the hands-on portion. Instructors monitor the students' progress from a main control station.

    TRADOC senior NCO visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    Staff Sgt. Deante J. Long, Stryker Maintenance Course instructor, demonstrates the interactive classroom training to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, during a visit here May 23...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, toured the U.S. Army Ordnance School May 23. He was able to observe first-hand how Soldiers learn in the state-of-the-art training facilities.

    TRADOC senior NCO visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, toured the U.S. Army Ordnance School May 23. He was able to observe first-hand how Soldiers learn in the state-of-the-art training facilities.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, tries the U.S. Army Ordnance School's virtual welder simulator during a May 23 visit. Dailey visited the Ordnance campus to learn about credentialing opportunities and state-of-the-art training equipment.

    TRADOC senior NCO visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, tries the U.S. Army Ordnance School's virtual welder simulator during a May 23 visit. Dailey visited the Ordnance campus to learn about credentialing...

  • Master Sgt. Alvin V. Beehler, Allied Trades chief instructor, explains to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, the many items that can be produced using the computer aided design milling machines May 23.

    TRADOC senior NCO visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    Master Sgt. Alvin V. Beehler, Allied Trades chief instructor, explains to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, the many items that can be produced using the computer aided design milling...

FORT LEE, Va. -- Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee command sergeant major, hosted a visit by Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, to learn about initiatives and observe training May 23.

CASCOM, a major subordinate command under the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is responsible for training over 185,000 students annually through 541 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and Army Logistics University.

During Dailey's tour of the Ordnance School campus, he observed training in the Stryker Maintenance Course facility, and saw first-hand how Soldiers learn in the interactive classrooms. Students in the course virtually troubleshoot the vehicle, using a hi-tech computer simulation, before progressing to the Stryker bays where they receive hands-on training.

After the Stryker facility, Dailey proceeded to the Allied Trades Course building to learn about the training and credentialing opportunities available for welding and machining skills.

During the tour, he had the opportunity to try a state-of-the-art training device - the virtual welder simulator. This simulator replicates the actual welding process, without using consumable items such as welding rods. Instructors can monitor a student's progress and suggest ways to improve their technique before using the actual welding units. Dailey scored well on his first attempt, but commented that it was a challenging task.

The last stop on his tour was the machining and computer aided design milling labs, where students learn machining skills. This course also provides advanced training as they progress in their careers. Dailey was impressed with the level of training the Soldiers receive, and the National Institute of Metalworking certificates they can earn during their time at the school.

As Dailey was ready to depart the school, he commented to the instructors and senior leaders, about how CASCOM is leading the Army in credentialing initiative opportunities.

Initiatives are in support of a Presidential Task Force on veteran employment opportunities to enhance credentialing and employment possibilities when service members leave the military.

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