FORT HUACHUCA, Arizona -- Sixteen U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command interns, from across the USAISEC spectrum, reported overwhelming success from their recent trip to Washington, D.C.

The USAISEC interns from Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Fort Gordon, Georgia; Fort Detrick, Maryland; and Fort Belvoir, Virginia, reported the trip as "extremely beneficial" in helping them understand and comprehend some of USAISEC's other projects. Most the interns had already spent some time of their careers working on one, maybe two projects depending on their length of service. But this trip allowed all to explore, understand and appreciate some of USAISEC's other projects.

The training also included mission discussions and professional development sessions. The interns were able to conduct site visits for three separate projects in the Washington area to gain an understanding and see a different perspective on some of the other tasks that are performed by USAISEC. The session led some interns to suggest or express interest in rotating to one of the projects that were visited.

Assistance was coordinated by USAISEC's higher headquarters, the U. S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, with a boost from the Army's Chief Information Officer/G6 who presented the group with an overview of their mission and focus areas. This combination of presentations and reviews proved of great benefit, because it allowed a better perspective on the Army's strategic picture.

The location of the training also allowed many interns the opportunity to visit our Nation's capital, further focusing on the importance that Department of the Army Civilians provide to the warfighter. Most expressed gratitude for the opportunity and closed with a recommendation that the event was extremely beneficial, and it should be an annual event.