By Story by, Sgt 1st Class Adam Phelps, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public AffairsJuly 30, 2012
FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII--Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command were educated on how to overcome obstacles in their lives by receiving Master Resiliency Training on July 26, 2012 on Fort Shafter.
The class was given to help Soldiers cope with any barriers they might face in everyday life and to help them see obstacles from a different perspective.
"The program was established by a number of individuals both civilians and military to help assist Soldiers in dealing with everyday issues and some lifelong issues," said Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Wiley, the MRT instructor and a native of Spokane Wa. "It is there to give them a tool to help them react to stuff."
"The class broadened my horizons and helped me see how each and every other person thinks, said Spec. Cheryl L. Hawkins, an Intelligence Analyst for the 94th AAMDC and a native of Baton Rouge La. "We all view things in a different aspect."
The MRT class is very unique in nature because it depends on the class's interactions and experiences.
"The importance of doing the training with Soldiers is two-fold. One by doing it in a group and asking the members of the group to help facilitate the training their experiences lead to better examples and understanding for individuals at a younger age," said Wiley. "Older Soldiers have more life experiences and different ethical standards that help us facilitate it."
This class also helps Soldiers to become resilient, agile leaders and shows them how they may have to work with coworkers.
"Due to the fact that you may be in leadership positions or any position at all, you are going to need to be in the place where you are going to help somebody else. With this class you are able to step back and see the deficiency. It allows you to make the work environment much easier. It helps you to be able to see how you can change yourself and the circumstances," said Hawkins.