Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

Adjutant General Officers Build Teamwork Climbing Jackson’s Victory Tower

By: Capt. Thomas Cieslak

Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course 004-13

 

FORT JACKSON, SC Instructors and Students of Adjutant General’s Captain Career Course 004-13 climbed Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower here June 11 using teamwork and cooperation to navigate the rope course.

            For 1st. Lieutenant Jean Gwon, a native of Irvine, CA and a student of the course, the morning of rappelling and climbing strengthened bonds she has with fellow students.

            “I think team building events such as this builds confidence in yourself while establishing trust among your peers,” said Gwon. 

            It was refreshing, Gwon said, to see everyone in the class develop as a team despite coming from around the world with different experiences prior to attending the course.

            The event removed students from their classroom and placed them in situations requiring personal courage and teamwork to be successful. 

            Team building events are important because these types of events promote esprit de corps and competition within our class,” said Maj. William Talbert, one of three instructors teaching class 004-13.

Despite going over the rappelling edge for the first time in his career, Talbert’s greatest satisfaction came from seeing students of the course actively encouraging others navigating the various stations at Victory Tower.

            The Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course, located at Fort Jackson, mints human resource professionals and prepares them to provide personnel services as battalion-level adjutants.

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FORT JACKSON, SC – Adjutant General Officers assigned to the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Institute observe the cadre of Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower demonstrating rappelling techniques.

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FORT JACKSON, SC – Adjutant General Officers assigned to the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Institute prepare to tie a Swiss Seat harness prior to rappelling from Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower.

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FORT JACKSON, SC – Capt. Jesse Scrivens, an Adjutant General Officer assigned to the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Institute, has his Swiss Seat harness inspected by a cadre member of Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower.

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FORT JACKSON, SC – Capt. Jesse Scrivens, left, and Capt. Amber Rucker, Adjutant General Officers assigned to the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Institute, descend a short wall prior to rappelling from Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower.

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FORT JACKSON, SC – Capt. Scott Stephens and 1st Lt. Liz Ayotte, students at the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Institute, begin to rappel from Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower.

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Maj. James Kassler rappels from Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower while Capt. Nicole Butler and Capt. Jesse Scrivens serve as belays.  Kassler instructs at the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Center where Scrivens and Butler are students.

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1st Lt. Jean Gwon, a native of Irvine, CA, receives final instructions from a cadre member of Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower prior to rappelling.  Gwon is an Adjutant General Officer assigned to the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Institute.

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1st Lt. Raine Maus moves along a rope at Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower.  Maus is an Adjutant General Officer assigned to the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Institute.

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Capt. Tawiana Jenkins moves along a two-rope bridge at Fort Jackson’s Victory Tower.  Jenkins is an Adjutant General Officer assigned to the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Institute.

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