Fort Hood, Texas -- Safety is a main staple of life across the Army. And the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command and its subordinate elements take safety very seriously.

CECOM's Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF) supported the Army safety mantra by conducting its third quarter, fiscal year 2019 Training Stand-Down on Wednesday, July 10, at Cinergy Cinemas in Copperas Cove, Texas. Many of today's modern cinemas tout themselves as potential training and seminar locations and CTSF took advantage to spice up a routine event.

The half-day session included CTSF leadership, civilian staff, and select Department of the Army tenants. Participating in the stand-down were tenant resident leads from the Program Manager Mission Command, the Program Manager for Distributed Common Ground Systems-Army, and members of the Department of the Army's G3/5/7. CTSF leadership led discussions on the CTSF organization and mission evolution, an update on Army Futures Command and its anticipated organization, U.S. Code Title 10 and Title 40 responsibilities. Discussions also centered on how guidance within Army Regulation 70-1, Army Acquisition Policy, and Army Regulation 25-1, Army Information Technology, impacts the CTSF's roles and responsibilities in today's Army.

A portion of the professional development session included an analysis of transformational leadership based on a classic World War II film, enhanced by the use of the local cinema as the site of the actual training session. The session closed with leadership reviewing CTSF's FY19 training accomplishments and metrics as it moves to completion of its annual training priorities.

The CTSF will continue to execute its training and leadership guidance as well as reviewing and adjusting its Campaign Plan and metrics as it moves to complete FY19. Finding innovative ways of doing such is a pointed example of keeping things fresh even in mundane duties.

Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF) is the Army's strategic facility for Army Interoperability Certification (AIC) testing and configuration management for all operational Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I) systems, applications and hardware before fielding.