Army G4 visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training
By Keith Desbois, Combined Arms Support Command Public AffairsDecember 11, 2012
FORT LEE, Va. -- Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), to view training Dec. 7.
CASCOM, a major subordinate command under the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is responsible for training over 185,000 students annually through 541 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and Army Logistics University.
Mason began his day at CASCOM visiting with Wyche and the commandants of the Transportation, Quartermaster and Ordnance schools. They briefed him on the command, status of their corps and what they have envisioned for the future.
Topics of discussion focused on training initiatives, including civilian credentialing programs for 27 of the command's 57 military occupational specialties. Also discussed were CASCOM's mission and vision and the role that it plays in Army and joint programs.
After the briefings, he arrived at the U.S. Army Logistics University to discuss leadership with students attending the Pre-command Course. The Soldiers enjoyed a working lunch with Mason and were able to engage him on a variety of topics.
Following the university visit, Mason toured the Ordnance School campus where Col. Edward M. Daly, Chief of Ordnance and commandant of the Ordnance School, presented him with the Order of Samuel Sharpe medallion. The award recognizes those individuals who have served the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps with demonstrated integrity, moral character and professional competence over a sustained period of time.
After the presentation, Mason was shown the Stryker Maintenance Course facility where he was able to see first-hand Soldiers learning in the interactive classroom. Students in the course virtually troubleshoot problems with the vehicle using a hi-tech computer simulation.
Finishing up his visit, Mason presented six CASCOM "Game Changers" with coins. These individuals were recognized for their service and dedication to training and developing service members. The personnel represented the different schools and sections within the command. Their contributions ranged from creating civilian credentialing opportunities for Soldiers to saving CASCOM and the Army over $5.6 million.
Coins were presented to: Dora Conwelllynwood, Wheel Maintenance Training Department, Ordnance School, David Garrison, CASCOM Technology Integration Branch, Jackie Davis, CASCOM G3 (Training Support Directorate), Maj. Charles Sulewski, U.S. Army Logistics University, Dr. Lisa Leppo, Joint Mortuary Affairs Center, Quartermaster School, and Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin O. Hickman, U.S. Army Transportation School.