By Mike Bassett, ASC Public AffairsAugust 31, 2016
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Army Sustainment Command's newest Department of the Army civilians completed week long site visits to three locations: Charleston, South Carolina, Southport, North Carolina, and Ft. Bragg, N.C., Aug. 14 - 19.
Specific sites visited included: Army Strategic Logistics Activity - Charleston and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in South Carolina; and Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North Carolina; 406th Army Field Support Brigade, N.C.; Logistics Readiness Center - Bragg; Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group - Bragg; Transportation Motor Pool - Bragg; Ammunition Supply Point - Bragg, and others, as part of ASCs Intern BootCamp.
The site visits were designed to give the 20 new employees a real-world, hands-on experiences in order to provide better understandings of their roles and responsibilities - and how they fit within ASC's overall mission.
T.J. Ukleja, ASC G-3/5/7 (Operations) Training and Programs Division, and Lisa Schuldt, ASC G-3/5/7 (Operations) Leader and Development Programs, planned and led the site visit.
"The knowledge gained, and experiences they had, can be reflected on as they develop as leaders. Being able to show the interns some of our ASC missions firsthand brings their learning full circle," said Schuldt.
Interns who participated in the site visit said it was vital to understanding their new jobs. Fifty percent of the new employees are veterans and all have a college education.
Marta Garner, logistics supply specialist, Logistics Readiness Center - Rock Island Arsenal, explained how the site visit was vital to understanding how her role fits into the big picture.
"In my role within the LRC, I have a better understanding about Global Combat Support System and how it will improve logistical processes in order to get the supplies and equipment to Soldiers in the field at the right time, right place, and when they need to perform their missions," she said.
"Supporting operations and conducting them are two different worlds; so seeing everything that goes on behind the scenes in support of missions was necessary for my integration into the unit," said Jonathan Yacapraro, ASC, logistics management specialist.
On return from the site visit, interns received certificates of achievement for completing the month-long Intern BootCamp from Michael Hutchison, ASC deputy to the commander.