• Second Lt. Frank Chang, a student with the Adjutant General School's Basic Officer Leaders Course, climbs a ladder to the top of Fort Jackson's 40-foot Victory Tower Feb. 21.

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    Second Lt. Frank Chang, a student with the Adjutant General School's Basic Officer Leaders Course, climbs a ladder to the top of Fort Jackson's 40-foot Victory Tower Feb. 21.

  • Second Lt. Amanda Smith, a student with the Adjutant General School's Basic Officer Leaders Course, climbs down the cargo net at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site Feb. 21.

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    Second Lt. Amanda Smith, a student with the Adjutant General School's Basic Officer Leaders Course, climbs down the cargo net at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site Feb. 21.

  • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Martin, an instructor at the Adjutant General School, climbs down the cargo net after successfully completing the 40-foot rappel at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower February 21.

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    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Martin, an instructor at the Adjutant General School, climbs down the cargo net after successfully completing the 40-foot rappel at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower February 21.

  • Second Lt. Paulette Prince, a student with the Adjutant General School, takes a moment to consider her next step as she negotiates the ladder to the top of the 40-foot rappel tower at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site Feb. 21.

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    Second Lt. Paulette Prince, a student with the Adjutant General School, takes a moment to consider her next step as she negotiates the ladder to the top of the 40-foot rappel tower at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site Feb. 21.

  • Liberian Army Capt. Robert Jadoe, a student with the Adjutant General School, successfully completes the 40-foot rappel at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site Feb. 21.

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    Liberian Army Capt. Robert Jadoe, a student with the Adjutant General School, successfully completes the 40-foot rappel at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site Feb. 21.

  • Warrant Officer Nathalie Cabradilla, a student with the Adjutant General School at Fort Jackson, S.C., descends the 40-foot rappel tower at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site Feb. 21.

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    Warrant Officer Nathalie Cabradilla, a student with the Adjutant General School at Fort Jackson, S.C., descends the 40-foot rappel tower at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site Feb. 21.

  • Warrant Officer Bridget Crosby, a student at the Adjutant General School, gets into position at the top of the 40-foot rappel tower on Feb. 21 at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site.

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    Warrant Officer Bridget Crosby, a student at the Adjutant General School, gets into position at the top of the 40-foot rappel tower on Feb. 21 at Fort Jackson's Victory Tower training site.

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.

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