FORT LEE, Va. -- The U.S. Army Reserve's 94th Training Division hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 12 for its new Army School System Training Center here.
Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division, served as guest speaker for the event.
"This is all about training our Soldiers and making sure America's Army Reserve remains the most capable, combat-ready and lethal federal reserve force in the nation's history," Kok said. "This building is about 'doing it right' to give the best training value for our Soldiers."
The staff at this new facility coordinates for mission-essential equipment, billeting, classrooms, subsistence support, transportation requirements, training areas and equipment, and maintenance support to enable instructors assigned to teach at the location to focus on training and enhancing readiness.
"Through this magnificent new training center, the 94th Division will instruct 2,665 students in 105 classes covering 16 different course types in FY19," said Brig. Gen. Héctor López, commanding general of the 94th Training Division. "This building allows us to raise our world-class instruction to the next level."
López also talked about the facility's namesake, Master Sgt. Nicholas Oresko, who received the Medal of Honor from President Harry S. Truman for actions during World War II while serving with the 94th Infantry Division. In January 1945, Oresko single-handedly killed 12 Germans, preventing a delay in the enemy assault and making it possible for Charlie Company to obtain its objective with minimum casualties.
"He led by example … he demonstrated the kind of leadership that is needed these days in all ranks," López said of Oresko. "As leaders in today's Army, we must cling to Master Sgt. Oresko's indomitable spirit and be willing to do what is right for our units and Soldiers."
The 94th Training Division's mission is to resource and conduct specified training in direct support of stated U.S. Army Reserve Command and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command missions and objectives. To learn more, visit http://www.usar.army.mil/80thTC/94thTD/.