Special Agent David Lim, 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), checks a SIG Sauer M17 service pistol while conducting concealed carry training, during a collaborative training effort with the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion, and 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted for the or the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates)
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Special Agent David Lim, 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), checks a SIG Sauer M17 service pistol while conducting concealed carry training, during a collaborative training effort with the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion, and 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted for the or the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS), and Soldiers from the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion, both under the 120th Infantry Brigade, observe as Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, and the 2-337th participate in concealed carry training, conducted by special agents from the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted for the or the civil affairs battalion in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates)
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS), and Soldiers from the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion, both under the 120th Infantry Brigade, observe as Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, and the 2-337th participate in concealed carry training, conducted by special agents from the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted for the or the civil affairs battalion in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, load their SIG Sauer M17 service pistol as they participate in concealed carry training, during a collaborative training effort with the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion and the 
2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part 120th Infantry Brigade, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted for the 403rd, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates)
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, load their SIG Sauer M17 service pistol as they participate in concealed carry training, during a collaborative training effort with the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion and the
2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part 120th Infantry Brigade, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted for the 403rd, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Erick Yates)
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Command Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Garrett, senior enlisted advisor of the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion, 120th Infantry Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Russell, senior enlisted advisor for the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion, both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, observe as Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, and the 2-337th participate in concealed carry training conducted by special agents from the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted or the 403rd, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates)
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Garrett, senior enlisted advisor of the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion, 120th Infantry Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Russell, senior enlisted advisor for the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion, both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, observe as Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, and the 2-337th participate in concealed carry training conducted by special agents from the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted or the 403rd, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) VIEW ORIGINAL
Special Agent David Lim, 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), observes as a Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, fire a SIG Sauer M17 service pistol, while conducting concealed carry training, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was coordinated by the 43rd, the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion and the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, for the civil affairs battalion, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates)
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Special Agent David Lim, 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), observes as a Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, fire a SIG Sauer M17 service pistol, while conducting concealed carry training, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was coordinated by the 43rd, the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion and the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, for the civil affairs battalion, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the 120th Infantry Brigade, fire a SIG Sauer M17 service pistol during a concealed carry weapons training event, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was coordinated by the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion and the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, for the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates)
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the 120th Infantry Brigade, fire a SIG Sauer M17 service pistol during a concealed carry weapons training event, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was coordinated by the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion and the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, for the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers from the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Davis, a lead observer coach and trainer with the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion, 120th Infantry Brigade, speaks with a Soldier from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, during a collaborative concealed carry training effort with the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), 1-393rd and the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted for the or the civil affairs battalion in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers form the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates)
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Davis, a lead observer coach and trainer with the 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion, 120th Infantry Brigade, speaks with a Soldier from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, during a collaborative concealed carry training effort with the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division), 1-393rd and the 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade, July 10, 2021, at Fort Hood, Texas. The training effort was conducted for the or the civil affairs battalion in preparation for an overseas mission and to train Soldiers form the 120th on how to conduct the class for future deploying units. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Erick Yates) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT HOOD, Texas – A few different U.S. Army teams connected resources and collaborated in order to conduct a concealed carry training course for a deploying civil affairs unit at Fort Hood, Texas on July 10, 2021.

The 2-337th REGT, Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS) (Wolverines), 1-393rd Brigade Support Battalion (Battle Born), both part of the 120th Infantry Brigade and special agents form the 43rd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigative Division or CID), coordinated a combined effort to host the training for deploying Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, based out of Syracuse, New York, and other Soldiers from the 120th.

The training was conducted to support the 403rd in fulfilling the specific requirement needed for the unit’s upcoming mission.

“The 1-393rd BSB, is the only 120th battalion that trains both civil affairs and psychological operations units,” Explained Lt. Col. Kellie Williams, commander of the 1-393rd.

“We work in collaboration with 1st Training Brigade within US Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, to establish realistic and relevant culminating training events. If required, Battle Born works in collaboration with the 2-337th, and CID to conduct concealed carry training.”

Master Sgt. Chad Teets, a lead training noncommissioned officer for the 2-337th along with other 120th Infantry Brigade noncommissioned officers assisted in leveraging coordination for the training.

As Teets provided a brief summary of what took place to plan the training, he expressed that he was pleased to see how the planning came together, since this was the first time the 120th Infantry Brigade hosted a concealed carry training event.

The concealed carry training introduced some different variable training factors when compared to pistol range qualification in uniform.

“Wearing civilian clothes and using concealable holsters, added some different factors to the training,” Teets explained.

Given those variable factors, Teets said he was pleased to see how proficient and professional the 403rd was during the training.

“We had a great block of instruction,” said Special Agent David Lim, currently assigned to the 43rd MP Det.

“What made the training enjoyable was working with a group of professionals that had an open mind and was willing to learn the different tactics involved in the concealed carry training,”

Lim further stated that what he finds rewarding giving this class, is taking the time to work with individuals that are not too familiar with handling weapons or conceal carry training.

“We understand there are different levels of individuals that we are instructing,” Lim said.

“Our goal as trainers is to work with individuals and develop a conceal carry technique that is comfortable for them. We definitely give focus to individuals needing more familiarization, so they can understand the different training variables at play, such as learning to maneuver in concealed garments, with their weapon,” he said.

“This training is relevant to our mission,” said Lt. Col. Adam Proctor, 403rd Civil Affairs commander.

Given some of the parameters and requirements of the mission, the necessary training has to be conducted for our unit to ensure proper readiness for the mission, he added.

“In addition to the training we are getting today, this block of instruction is also giving us the opportunity to improve on our marksmanship skills.”

As for working with CID, Proctor said this has been a great and valuable training opportunity.

“They are incredibly professional, and it’s clear they know what they are doing,” he said.

Proctor also indicated that working with the 120th Infantry Brigade’s mobilization teams has been an enriching experience for his unit.

“The 120th has been fantastic in supporting us. Anything we have asked for to better facilitate our deployment process and training, the 120th has worked above and beyond to deliver the tools and resources needed for our team.”