Army

April 12, 2013

CSLA training center uses adapter, saves money, time, lives

Maranda Flynn
Staff writer

In 2012, Don Meyer, an instructor with the Communications Security Logistics Activity, or CSLA, New Equipment Training team here, created a solution that simplified their In-Line Network Encryptor, or INE, KG-175D training course with a short-term savings to the Army of more than $25,000.

Previous to his solution, each student in the course was required to have two laptop computers to handled red or black operations, due to the lack of multiple Ethernet ports on each. Meyer connected a Universal Serial Bus, or USB, switch to the computers, allowing the Ethernet connection to be made using a USB port.

Introducing this solution alleviated the need for two computers per student, reducing the expenses involved in purchasing and maintaining the hardware, as well as shipping the computers to offsite training locations. Twice as many students can now be trained, minimizing travel costs for multiple trips.
He had mentioned the idea over a year ago, but the proposal requirements were intense and the time was not available. Eventually, Meyer was instructed to move forward with the idea. With paperwork assistance from a coworker, Guy Cook, Meyer submitted the proposal and it was accepted.

When asked how he felt about his contribution, Meyer said that his main concern was training more personnel effectively, and ensuring they understand the equipment. Incorporating this solution can prevent them from having to move from their physical location, they can just send their information over the network.

Meyer retired from the Army after 22 years as an equipment installer. Prior to becoming an instructor at Fort Huachuca in 2009, Meyer spent two years in Iraq training U.S. Marines on modern equipment for use in the field.

This minor adjustment has proved to be an invaluable solution for the CSLA New Equipment Training team, but it has not yet been approved for use in theater.

(Information compiled from a personal interview and news release by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Public Affairs.)




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
TRADOC

‘Start Strong:’ Every Army career starts with TRADOC

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as the foundation for the “Start Strong” ...
 
 

Honoring Gold Star Mothers

As part of our commitment to never forget those Soldiers who gave all, the Army joins the Nation on Sunday in remembering the strength and sacrifice of its Gold Star Mothers. Since 1936, Congress has set aside the last Sunday in September to recognize the mothers of Service members who have died while defending our...
 
 

Remember Gold Star Mothers, Families

The term Gold Star Family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. These flags/banners were first flown by Families during World War I. The flag included a blue star for every immediate Family member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which...
 

 

New NCOER expected to more accurately assess Soldiers’ performance

WASHINGTON — On Aug. 1, the secretary of the Army approved the new Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report. Implementation will be in September 2015. “The new NCOER will come out in five phases: inform, educate, train, roll-out and after-action review. Human Resources Command is beginning to build the NCOER into the Evaluation System now,” said Command...
 
 
Flooding1_20140918_S.Vasey

Water, water everywhere

Photos by Scott Vasey The remnants of Hurricane Odile brought significant rainfall to Fort Huachuca last week as shown in photos of Huachuca Creek Sept. 18. The storm made landfall as the strongest storm on record to hit Mexico...
 
 
_DSC9936

ISEC gains new senior enlisted leader

Timothy Toms Command Sgt. Maj. Ulysses Rayford, (center) U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, accepts the sword of responsibility from Col. Patrick Kerr, ISEC commander (left), and Master Sgt. Christopher Paluzzi,...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin