1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
Team Leader Training January 2012
Soldiers of 1st
Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Regulars, 1st
Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conduct a
sand-table field briefing as part of the Regulars Battalion Team Leader Course at Fort Carson Training Area 5, Jan. 10, 2012.
Sgt. Joshua Gebhart, an infantry squad leader, Company A, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Regt., said the course was a more detailed examination
of small unit leadership than the Warrior Leader Course. It was a good opportunity to network with other soldiers in other companies,
he said. Thatll make it easier to work together when we go to future field training exercises.
(U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt, Oliver Nakad, 1st BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.)
1-22 Inf. Regt., Regulars,
mentor next generation of leaders
By 1st Lt. Oliver Nakad
1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
4th Infantry Division
FORT CARSON, Colo. Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Regulars, 1st Brigade
Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, attended team leader training, Jan. 9-12, at the battalion company operations facility
and Fort Carson Training Area 5.
More than 100 non-commissioned officers and junior enlisted soldiers learned how to set the standard for a multitude of tasks, including
maintenance supervision, leading physical training, inspecting vehicles, counseling soldiers, and leading squads in small unit tactics.
The least experienced soldiers in the Army are the leaders that are dealing with the majority of the Armys problems,
said Sgt. Maj. Michael Moser, operations sergeant major, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Regt. We needed to educate team leaders
on how to handle these situations by giving them a baseline.
Three years ago, the soldiers of 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Regt., returned to Fort Hood, Texas, having recently completed a deployment in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shortly thereafter, the battalion began operations to join the 4th Inf. Div. in relocating to Fort Carson, Colo.
Less than one year later, 1st Brigade Combat Team received deployment orders for Afghanistan, leaving the Mountain Post
to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
During this time, the focus for the Regulars soldiers remained training to become technically and tactically prepared for the rigors
of a 12-month combat deployment. Young, inexperienced soldiers had to rise to the challenges of training and deployment,
and begin to fill new positions of leadership.
After returning to the Mountain Post last year, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Regt. took the opportunity to get back to the basics.
There was a lot of good information; the Army is continuously changing so the training was very useful, said Sgt. Jessie Wallace,
an infantry team leader, assigned to Company A, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Regt.
Soldiers like Spc. Noe Arvizu, an M2 Bradley gunner from San Diego, and Sgt. David Allen, an infantry squad leader from
Cynthiana, Ky., both assigned to Company A, said they liked the training because it demonstrated the proper procedures
for completing different responsibilities of a team leader, and because it was tailored for soldiers from a combined arms battalion.
It was more in-depth than Warrior Leader Course, said Sgt. Joshua Gebhart, an infantry squad leader, Company A, 1st Bn.,
22nd Inf. Regt. It was a good opportunity to network with other soldiers in other companies. Thatll make it easier to
work together when we go to future field training exercises.
Moser said the battalion plans to conduct more team leader training, which will focus on smaller groups and delve more
into tactical aspects of small unit leadership.
After completing the training, Regulars team leaders returned to their respective companies to lead their soldiers
as the battalion ramps up training once again.
Snavely, infantryman, Company B,
(U.S. Army photo by 1st
Lt. Oliver Nakad,
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