Tweny-one Drill Sergeants and Instructors from 2nd BDE 104th Division (LT) participated in the “Train the Trainer” course at the Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, GA. The AMU spent 5 days training Drill Sergeants and Instructors on proper weapon qualification procedures. Soldiers were taught how to rationalize improving their sight picture, breathing and trigger squeeze. While Soldiers initially began the training with briefings and instruction, they were told that the best practice comes from range time and
Sgt. Michael Campbell, C-CO, 2-397th, was all too happy to hear that.
“My favorite part was shooting from the further ranges and learning how to properly adjust shots,” Campbell said. “ During this course, I was reminded of why we have the best job in the world. Where else can you work 8-5 and those hours be consisted of shooting 640 rounds?” he concluded.
According to those who attended the training, these types of events are critical to keeping our Drill Sergeants and Instructors at the top of their game and the training here will improve the instruction provided to the Cadets at Cadet Summer Training and United States Military Academy at West Point in 2019.