• Staff Sgt. Derek Eich, Stryker maintenance course instructor, demonstrates the interactive classroom training to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), during a visit here Dec. 7. Students in the Stryker maintenance course virtually troubleshoot problems with the vehicle before participating in the hands-on portion. Instructors can monitor all the students' progress from a main control station.

    Virtual training

    Staff Sgt. Derek Eich, Stryker maintenance course instructor, demonstrates the interactive classroom training to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), during a visit here Dec. 7. Students in the Stryker...

  • Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), discussed leadership with students attending the Pre-command Course at the U.S. Army Logistics University Dec. 7. The Soldiers enjoyed a working lunch with Mason and were able to engage him on a variety of topics.

    Mentoring leaders

    Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), discussed leadership with students attending the Pre-command Course at the U.S. Army Logistics University Dec. 7. The Soldiers enjoyed a working lunch with Mason and were able...

  • Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, Chief of Transportation, hosted Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), for an office call during his visit to the "Home of Sustainment" Dec. 7. Farmen discussed the state of the Transportation Corps and future initiatives with Mason.

    Status of the corps

    Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, Chief of Transportation, hosted Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), for an office call during his visit to the "Home of Sustainment" Dec. 7. Farmen discussed the state of the...

  • Col. Edward M. Daly, Chief of Ordnance and commandant of the Ordnance School, presented the Order of Samuel Sharpe medallion to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), during a visit Dec. 7. The medallion recognizes those individuals who have served the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps with demonstrated integrity, moral character and professional competence over a sustained period of time.

    Support recognized

    Col. Edward M. Daly, Chief of Ordnance and commandant of the Ordnance School, presented the Order of Samuel Sharpe medallion to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), during a visit Dec. 7. The medallion recognizes...

  • Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Slindee, Wheel Vehicle Mechanic instructor, explains to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), the training students receive in troubleshooting and repairing the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Dec. 7.

    Hi-tech training

    Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Slindee, Wheel Vehicle Mechanic instructor, explains to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), the training students receive in troubleshooting and repairing the Mine-Resistant Ambush...

  • Matthew Maclaughlin, Combined Arms Support Command Technology Integration Branch chief, explains to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), some of the many applications his section creates for mobile devices Dec. 7. The apps enable students to enhance their training in a variety of subjects from their mobile and wireless devices.

    Apps for Soldiers

    Matthew Maclaughlin, Combined Arms Support Command Technology Integration Branch chief, explains to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), some of the many applications his section creates for mobile devices Dec...

  • David Garrison, Combined Arms Support Command Technology Integration Branch instructional design specialist, demonstrates to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), how they use existing gaming technology to create virtual training environments Dec 7. The Technology Integration Branch designs and creates interactive training disks that can be used on the Xbox 360, Play Station 3 and other gaming consoles to simulate real-world missions.

    Gaming technology creates virtual training environment

    David Garrison, Combined Arms Support Command Technology Integration Branch instructional design specialist, demonstrates to Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), how they use existing gaming technology to create...

  • Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), presents a coin to Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin O. Hickman, U.S. Army Transportation School, for his "game changing" support to the Troops to Trucks credentialing program Dec. 7. The program provides help for Soldiers, with commercial truck driver experience, to obtain a civilian commercial driver's license.

    Game changer

    Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), presents a coin to Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin O. Hickman, U.S. Army Transportation School, for his "game changing" support to the Troops to Trucks credentialing program Dec. 7...

FORT LEE, Va. -- Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), to view training Dec. 7.

CASCOM, a major subordinate command under the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is responsible for training over 185,000 students annually through 541 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and Army Logistics University.

Mason began his day at CASCOM visiting with Wyche and the commandants of the Transportation, Quartermaster and Ordnance schools. They briefed him on the command, status of their corps and what they have envisioned for the future.

Topics of discussion focused on training initiatives, including civilian credentialing programs for 27 of the command's 57 military occupational specialties. Also discussed were CASCOM's mission and vision and the role that it plays in Army and joint programs.

After the briefings, he arrived at the U.S. Army Logistics University to discuss leadership with students attending the Pre-command Course. The Soldiers enjoyed a working lunch with Mason and were able to engage him on a variety of topics.

Following the university visit, Mason toured the Ordnance School campus where Col. Edward M. Daly, Chief of Ordnance and commandant of the Ordnance School, presented him with the Order of Samuel Sharpe medallion. The award recognizes those individuals who have served the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps with demonstrated integrity, moral character and professional competence over a sustained period of time.

After the presentation, Mason was shown the Stryker Maintenance Course facility where he was able to see first-hand Soldiers learning in the interactive classroom. Students in the course virtually troubleshoot problems with the vehicle using a hi-tech computer simulation.

Finishing up his visit, Mason presented six CASCOM "Game Changers" with coins. These individuals were recognized for their service and dedication to training and developing service members. The personnel represented the different schools and sections within the command. Their contributions ranged from creating civilian credentialing opportunities for Soldiers to saving CASCOM and the Army over $5.6 million.

Coins were presented to: Dora Conwelllynwood, Wheel Maintenance Training Department, Ordnance School, David Garrison, CASCOM Technology Integration Branch, Jackie Davis, CASCOM G3 (Training Support Directorate), Maj. Charles Sulewski, U.S. Army Logistics University, Dr. Lisa Leppo, Joint Mortuary Affairs Center, Quartermaster School, and Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin O. Hickman, U.S. Army Transportation School.

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