Captains build teamwork on Victory Tower
June 27, 2013
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Instructors and students of the Adjutant General School Captains Career Course climbed Fort Jackson's Victory Tower June 11 using teamwork and cooperation to navigate the rope course.
For 1st. Lt. Jean Gwon, a native of Irvine, Calif. and a student of the course, the morning of rappelling and climbing strengthened bonds with fellow students.
"I think team-building events such as this build confidence in yourself while establishing trust among your peers," Gwon said.
It was refreshing, Gwon said, to see everyone in the class develop as a team despite coming from around the world with different experiences before attending the course.
The event removed students from their classroom and placed them in situations requiring personal courage and teamwork to be successful.
"Team-building events are important because these types of events promote esprit de corps and competition within our class," said Maj. William Talbert, one of three instructors teaching the class.
Despite going over the rappelling edge for the first time in his career, Talbert's greatest satisfaction came from seeing students of the course actively encourage others navigating the various stations at Victory Tower.
The Adjutant General School Captains Career Course, located at Fort Jackson, trains human resource professionals and prepares them to provide personnel services as battalion-level adjutants.