From the 104th Training Division (LT) Commander

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As the Timberwolves move into 2016, we must continue to work as a team focused on accomplishing our mission and taking care of our Soldiers, civilians, and Family members. 

This starts with the establishment of the 104th forward element at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The forward element will better facilitate communication with Cadet Command and enhance our support to the Adjunct Faculty Program and to Cadet Summer Training.   

I have also directed the Inspector General and Internal Review sections along with the new, Chief Systems Officer, Col. Steve Tremblay, to take a comprehensive look at our systems and processes with the goal of improving our business practices. I have specifically asked them to seek out Soldier and civilian input on how to make these work better for us. If you have suggestions, whether at the company, battalion or brigade level, I want your input.   

As the Army Reserve begins to resize, it is critical that we as leaders do right by our Soldiers in the command. As such, we must effectively utilize every available school quota to improve and develop our Soldiers.

As the Army Reserve begins to resize, it is critical that we as leaders do right by our Soldiers in the command. As such, we must effectively utilize every available school quota to improve and develop our Soldiers. Effective use of counseling and evaluations can help document the successes and status of Soldiers in meeting their PME requirements. This must be done in a timely manner because late evaluations hurt not only the Soldier but weaken our organization as a whole. 

As a Timberwolf, each and every Soldier should be prepared to execute their missions when called upon. Part of that preparation is medical, dental and physical readiness. There are clear standards that we must all meet – each of these are part of being a PROFESSIONAL! 

In summary, it is an annual requirement to have a PHA, dental exam and APFT; as professionals, we take care of these things before they are late (i.e. RED). Therefore, get it done and stay GREEN! We are going to meet the USARC Soldier Readiness standards in these areas; when we do this, I assure you we will have more time to TRAIN! 

In addition to existing Timberwolves Social Media, watch for my own Facebook page in the very near future. We are an organization that spans our country and in order to better keep in touch with Soldiers wherever you reside, I’m jumping into the Social Media pool. Each of us should be telling the Timberwolves story. Therefore, share the links and information provided in the division (and Cadet Summer Training) Facebook pages. 

Last, I want to welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Trotter to the Timberwolves team. He is a resident of Texas and comes to us from the 176th Medical Brigade. As a civilian, he is an IT Specialist with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Trotter has hit the ground running and is already having an impact across the division. Please join me in welcoming him to the Timberwolves Division.

TIMBERWOLVES AND NIGHTFIGHTERS!

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