Team Signal Soldiers ready for prime time, train Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers move quickly across a field while conducting a react to contact drill during Commander's Prime Time Training (CPTT) Oct. 20, 2016 at the Wackernheim Training Area in Mainz, Germany. Team Signal Soldiers from 5th Signal Command (The... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Team Signal Soldiers ready for prime time, train Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers Spc. James Smith and Spc. Samuel Baldauf drag Sgt. Joshua O'Neal to safety while conducting a tactical combat casualty care drill during Commander's Prime Time Training (CPTT) Oct. 20, 2016 at the Wackernheim Training Area in Mainz... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Team Signal Soldiers ready for prime time, train Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers Spc. Samuel Baldauf and Spc. Cody Reed complete a casualty assessment and send a report to Squad Leader Spc. Marisa Patton during Commander's Prime Time Training (CPTT) Oct. 20, 2016 at the Wackernheim Training Area in Mainz, Germa... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Team Signal Soldiers ready for prime time, train Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Spc. Marisa Patton (center) directs Spc. James Smith and Spc. Cody Reed to begin tactical movement during Commander's Prime Time Training (CPTT) Oct. 20, 2016 at the Wackernheim Training Area in Mainz, Germany. Team Signal Soldiers from 5th... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Team Signal Soldiers ready for prime time, train Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers stack against a wall before entering a building while conducting an urban operations drill during Commander's Prime Time Training (CPTT) Oct. 20, 2016 at the Wackernheim Training Area in Mainz, Germany. Team Signal Soldiers from 5t... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Team Signal Soldiers from 5th Signal Command (Theater), 2nd Signal Brigade and 102nd Signal Battalion conducted refresher training on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills during Commander's Prime Time Training (CPTT) Oct. 17-20, 2016 at the Wackernheim Training Area in Mainz.

The CPTT event focused on individual Soldier tasks such as tactical movement, tactical combat casualty care, chemical decontamination procedures and urban operations.

"CPTT provides an opportunity to go back to the basics, get some revision on it, read up, study and then actually put it into practice," said Capt. Beatrice Finnegan, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 102nd Signal Battalion.

She said Soldiers often focus primarily on job-specific tasks and need periodic refresher training on basic skills the Army expects all Soldiers to be able to perform. CPTT, Finnegan said, is an opportunity to ensure proficiency at those basic Soldier tasks.

Spc. Marisa Patton, a paralegal attached to the 102nd Signal Battalion, said, "The training was very thorough, we went over a lot."

The training culminated in a squad-level situational training exercise incorporating the tasks that the Soldiers trained on during the previous days.

"The end state, the goal, is always to make Soldiers better than the last time," Finnegan said.

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