Enforcers Return in Person

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Master Sgt. Sedrick Hayes, back with the 2-319th REGT (CST) at his first Battle Assembly since his retirement, was coined for his outstanding planning and coordination of a Battalion ruck march at Greenhill Park in Salem, Virginia, during the October 2020 training event. His retirement of one month was as enjoyable as it was brief; Hayes was convinced to return to duty by a personal call from Brig. Gen. Rodney Fischer, 104th Division (Leader Training) commanding general. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Edward Howard

The Enforcers of the 2nd Battalion, 319th Regiment (CST), 1st Brigade were able to return to in-person training as of February 2021 after virtual December and January battle assemblies. Alpha Company met at Fort Lee and Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, while Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, and B Company met at the Army Reserve center in Salem, Virginia.

The battalion command group recently commissioned a new battalion coin, with Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Jack Rebolledo making up for lost time by awarding eight coins to Soldiers for their performance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them was Master Sgt. Sedrick Hayes, who was recently recovered from the Retired Reserve and was awarded a coin for his planning of the battalion ruck march conducted during the October 2020 BA.

Pictured are Soldiers receiving the new 2-319th (CST) Battalion coins. U.S. Army photo illustration

Key training events for the BA were completion of Safety and Risk Management training and administrative updates. The battalion conducted a town hall/stand down first thing Sunday morning to view the comments on extremism by the Chief of the Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels.

Due to the backlog of training and administrative updates to be completed, Soldiers pushed through Saturday to ensure the unit’s objectives were met, and were rewarded with a shortened workday on Sunday.

The 2-319th (CST) Battalion coin was designed by Maj. Randy L Bishop.

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