• MSG David E. Knight, Theater NCOIC for Joint Robotics Repair Detachment, shows incoming ISAF Command Sgt. Maj.  Thomas R. Capel holds an extendable search stick used in with a Recon Scout robot. Edward W. Schoenherr is holding the remote control for the robot while Marine Sgt. Johnathan Williams stands by.

    ISAF CSM visits 401st AFSB

    MSG David E. Knight, Theater NCOIC for Joint Robotics Repair Detachment, shows incoming ISAF Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas R. Capel holds an extendable search stick used in with a Recon Scout robot. Edward W. Schoenherr is holding the remote control for...

  • Frank A. Dudas, program manager unmanned aerial systems lead, briefs Command Sgt. Thomas R. Capel, incoming ISAF command sergeant major on the Puma unmanned aircraft system. Watching are Alan Riddle, Brandon Woodcock and Trent Rundell, standing next to a Shadow, who work on unmanned aerial systems.

    ISAF CSM visits 401st

    Frank A. Dudas, program manager unmanned aerial systems lead, briefs Command Sgt. Thomas R. Capel, incoming ISAF command sergeant major on the Puma unmanned aircraft system. Watching are Alan Riddle, Brandon Woodcock and Trent Rundell, standing next to...

  • Lenin M. Vera CREW fielding and sustainment manager, discusses the capabilities of various counter improvised explosive device detect and defeat systems available to Soldiers with Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas R. Capel, incoming ISAF command sergeant major, during Capel's visit to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Jan. 21.  CREW is an acronym for counter remote control improvised explosive device (RCIED) electronic warfare.

    ISAF CSM visits 401st AFSB

    Lenin M. Vera CREW fielding and sustainment manager, discusses the capabilities of various counter improvised explosive device detect and defeat systems available to Soldiers with Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas R. Capel, incoming ISAF command sergeant major...

  • Peter P. Sabecky, theater lead for Wolfhound Product Tanager Prophet/CECOM, explains Wolfhound capabilities to Command Sgt. Maj.  Thomas R. Capel, incoming ISAF command sergeant major.-. Wolfhound is a handheld threat warning system and direction finding system that targets enemy command and control nodes, but can also be used in combat search and rescue missions. Sabecky also received a coin from Capel.

    ISAF CSM visits 401st AFSB

    Peter P. Sabecky, theater lead for Wolfhound Product Tanager Prophet/CECOM, explains Wolfhound capabilities to Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas R. Capel, incoming ISAF command sergeant major.-. Wolfhound is a handheld threat warning system and direction...

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas R. Capel toured a program manager 'petting zoo' sponsored by the 401st Army Field Support Brigade acquisition, logistics and technology directorate Jan. 21 and thanked the Soldiers, Marines, civilians and contractors who field, maintain and provide training for some of the most up to date technology on the battlefield just days before he officially assumed his duty as ISAF senior enlisted advisor.

Capel, the incoming NATO International Security Assistance Force command sergeant major, spent time viewing static and interactive displays of new materiel solutions recently fielded to the maneuver units to give them the decisive edge. He also talked with program and product mangers, field support representatives and Army civilians who daily work with the maneuver units to ensure they not only have the most up to date technology but also have the training to use it and the support they need to maintain it on the battlefield.

After touring the exhibits and getting hands-on experience with some of the technology, Capel thanked those who help bring "America's sons and daughters home." He presented coins to a number of people and said he wished he could personally thank everyone but asked those present to convey his appreciation to their coworkers.

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