By DJ MontoyaNovember 5, 2008
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - 1st Space Battalion has taken the 21st Century approach of conducting a traditional promotion board via video teleconferencing (VTC.) A VTC promotion board, conducted for the first time in the newly outfitted 1st Space Battalion Conference Room at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Operations building on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., took place during the afternoon of Oct. 24.
Staff Sgt. Stephanie Weber of the battalion brought up on a high definition screen candidates Spc. Michael Moore and Spc. Jerry Wardlaw, two Joint Tactical Ground Station operators from Headquarters, D Detachment, 1st Space Company, Misawa Air Force Base, Japan.
The two Soldiers faced tough questions from board members seen at the table (left to right) Sgt. 1st Class Erik Johnson, Sgt. Maj. William Baker and Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Swinney. According to 1st Space Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. James Ross, the battalion has been conducting this type of promotion board in other conference rooms throughout the building, utilizing VTC technology with their outlying locations world-wide for the past six to eight months.