• Officers assigned to the Soldier Support Institute's Adjutant General School
prepare to tie a Swiss Seat harness before rappelling from Victory Tower.

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    Officers assigned to the Soldier Support Institute's Adjutant General School prepare to tie a Swiss Seat harness before rappelling from Victory Tower.

  • Capt. Jesse Scrivens, left, and Capt. Amber Rucker, both assigned to the Adjutant General School Captains Career Course, descend a short wall before rappelling from Victory Tower.

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    Capt. Jesse Scrivens, left, and Capt. Amber Rucker, both assigned to the Adjutant General School Captains Career Course, descend a short wall before rappelling from Victory Tower.

  • First Lt. Raine Maus moves along a rope at Victory Tower. Officers with the
Adjutant General School navigated the rope course June 11.

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    First Lt. Raine Maus moves along a rope at Victory Tower. Officers with the Adjutant General School navigated the rope course June 11.

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.

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