By Col. Patrick Denman, Warrior Care and TransitionJuly 12, 2017
More than 54 Warrior Care and Transition Human Resources Professionals from the 14 enduring Warrior Transition Battalions and four Regional Health Command Warrior Transition Offices, as well as observers from United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, and Regional Health Command - Central traveled from installations around the U.S. and Europe to participate in the 2017 HR Training Summit at Joint Base San Antonio held June 27-29.
The WCT Soldier Services Directorate facilitated the third annual HR Training Summit, intended to improve and standardize HR support and address shortcomings identified by the WTB Organizational Inspection Program conducted through both classroom and hands-on exercises.
WTB military and civilian HR professionals stated that they felt better trained, more informed, and more resilient to continue the performance of their duties within the unique WCT environment.
"Across the enterprise, we observe personnel sections facing the same challenges in providing required support to their commands," said Master Sgt. Phyllis Brown of the WCT Soldier Services Directorate. "Bringing these professionals together, we can share best practices and improve program performance.
The training summit guest speakers were United States Army Medical Command, Deputy Chief of Staff G/1/4/6, Brigadier Jill K. Faris, MEDCOM, Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition, Col. Matthew ST Laurent and his Deputy Chief of Staff SGM, Sgt. Maj. Darryl Warren.
Trainers included subject matter experts from the Headquarters Department of the Army, G3/5/7, HQDA G1 Integrated Personnel and Pay System -- Army and MEDCOM, National Guard and Reserve, Soldier Services Directorate, and the Soldier Management Division.
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