Salutes & Awards

November 21, 2012

1916th Support Battalion conducts in-ranks inspection

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Gustavo Bahena
Public Affairs Office, NTC and Fort Irwin



The 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted an in-ranks inspection and recognized several Soldiers during the morning of Oct. 31, here.

The 1916th includes the 699th Maintenance Company, 2nd Transportation Co., and 171st Movement Control Company. Battalion Soldiers support the training mission of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, while also conducting missions that sustain this military installation. The 699th and 2nd TC deployed various times in the past 12 years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Supporting the training mission, here, and preparing for past deployments have put the battalion at a high operational tempo.

The unit had not conducted a battalion-size inspection in quite a while and the event served as not only a way to teach the basics, but to refine military customs, courtesies and traditions learned over the decades, said Command Sgt. Maj. Nicol Williams, command sergeant major for the 1916th.

“This is about teaching the future leaders about the pride in the Officer and Noncommissioned Officer Corps,” Williams said. “It is also about taking care of Soldiers and imbedding the profession of arms. Along with maintaining training standards we must always stay aware of how we close the gap of over 10 years of combat operations, field operations and garrison operations. Instilling this very small part, of what I see as discipline, is just a minute step in the right direction to becoming a professional leader – a Soldier.”

Sergeant 1st Class Hee Yoon, platoon sergeant for Maintenance Platoon, 699th Maint. Co., said the inspection was an opportunity for the unit to address the basics of being a Soldier.

“It takes some time to get the basics down,” Yoon said. “You need to have that discipline to meet the standards.”

Pfc. Javonta Daniel, a transportation specialist with 171st MCC, said he enjoyed being part of the inspection. He learned a valuable lesson about having the proper rank insignia on his Class A uniform. He was able to correct the insignia mix-up while preparing his uniform, prior to the inspection.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Seth Nelson, Allied Trades Warrant Officer with 699th, also spoke about discipline as a characteristic required by Soldiers. Discipline is required to maintain a barracks room, a uniform and a Soldier’s appearance.

“You have to get your stuff squared away,” Nelson said. “That discipline can carry over to other things, such as your work.”




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