• Sgt. 1st Class Brent Church, B Company 229th Military Intelligence platoon sergeant shows his Soldiers proper firing techniques. "Marksmanship training has improved immeasurably in the last few years," Church said. "It has evolved from a stationary "one shot, one kill" mentality with rigid rules and unlikely scenarios into a fluid and smooth program effective in a house-to-house counter-insurgency reality."

    Presidio platoon sergeant shares experiences, joys of job.

    Sgt. 1st Class Brent Church, B Company 229th Military Intelligence platoon sergeant shows his Soldiers proper firing techniques. "Marksmanship training has improved immeasurably in the last few years," Church said. "It has evolved from a stationary...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Brent Church watches for proper marksmanship technique during virtual simulation training.  "By watching Soldiers closely - their positioning, breathing, aiming, etc - we can tell how comfortable they are and encourage them to make adjustments until they feel completely relaxed with their weapon. Once that happens, they achieve the Army's goal," said Church.

    Presidio platoon sergeant shares experiences, joys of job.

    Sgt. 1st Class Brent Church watches for proper marksmanship technique during virtual simulation training. "By watching Soldiers closely - their positioning, breathing, aiming, etc - we can tell how comfortable they are and encourage them to make...

  • "At Drill Sergeant School, we learn that the Army's goal is to accurately engage the enemy with multiple well-aimed shots fired as rapidly as possible," said Church.   "This is achieved by making Soldiers as comfortable with their

    Presidio platoon sergeant shares experience, joy from job.

    "At Drill Sergeant School, we learn that the Army's goal is to accurately engage the enemy with multiple well-aimed shots fired as rapidly as possible," said Church. "This is achieved by making Soldiers as comfortable with their

  • Sgt. 1st Class Brent Church kneels over his Soldiers to watch for proper positioning for accurate fire during an electronic simulation firing range.  "In our line of work, we constantly receive new Soldiers," said Church.  "They deserve the best training we can offer, and our utmost respect."

    Presidio platoon sergeant shares experiences, joys of job

    Sgt. 1st Class Brent Church kneels over his Soldiers to watch for proper positioning for accurate fire during an electronic simulation firing range. "In our line of work, we constantly receive new Soldiers," said Church. "They deserve the best...

  • Simulators like the Engagement Skills Trainer help Soldiers practice proper marksmanship technique.  "These Soldiers are trained from day one much better than we NCOs were several years back, due to the realism of combat-tested leadership, technology, real-world scenarios, and some common sense," Church said.

    Presidio platoon sergeant shares experiences, joys of job

    Simulators like the Engagement Skills Trainer help Soldiers practice proper marksmanship technique. "These Soldiers are trained from day one much better than we NCOs were several years back, due to the realism of combat-tested leadership, technology...

  • Church said serving as a platoon sergeant has been one of the most rewarding jobs he's had in his career.  "This is the first real all-volunteer force in our history with a couple of major wars going on," Church said.  "They could all be doing something different; something less or more extraordinary but none as honorable, but look at them now. I love these Soldiers."  "They are truly amazing individuals and exceptional Americans."

    Presidio platoon sergeant shares experiences, joys of job

    Church said serving as a platoon sergeant has been one of the most rewarding jobs he's had in his career. "This is the first real all-volunteer force in our history with a couple of major wars going on," Church said. "They could all be doing...

  • "Pvt. Gabriella Estes came to us at the age of 17," said Church.  "Knowing fully that she's probably going to war in the near future, she's just one of thousands of faces of young bravery and innocent selflessness," he added.

    Presidio platoon sergeant shares experiences, joys of job

    "Pvt. Gabriella Estes came to us at the age of 17," said Church. "Knowing fully that she's probably going to war in the near future, she's just one of thousands of faces of young bravery and innocent selflessness," he...

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