AG students conquer Victory Tower
March 6, 2014
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (March 6, 2014) -- Students with the Adjutant General School's Basic Officer Training Division conducted training on Victory Tower Feb. 21. The participating Soldiers are students with the Adjutant General Basic Officer Leaders Course and the Adjutant General Warrant Officer Basic Course.
Participants completed the rope swing, rappelling tower s, and rope bridges during the event with the help of instructors with the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment.
Second Lt. Jeremy Idleman, one of the student organizers of the event, said he found the training to be beneficial.
"Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try," Idleman said. "Fortunately, everyone made the right decision the day of the Victory Tower. In addition, the 4-10 Infantry (instructors) were amazing, professional, motivated, and together we accomplished the mission."
Students were able to practice their leadership skills and teamwork throughout the training.
Maj. Stephen Christian, BOTD chief, stressed the importance of team building events like Victory Tower to challenge young officers and warrant officers in ways not possible in the classroom.
"This event increased confidence, leadership skills and safety awareness required for future assignments," Christian said.
Lt. Col. Tony Parilli, AG School director of training, said he believes the young lieutenants learned through interaction with the Victory Tower cadre of noncommissioned officers.
"These Victory Tower NCOs are what right looks like. Learn from them like you will learn from the senior NCOs in your next unit," he told the students.