CPT(R) James McCormick’s Silver Star presentation
On 22 November, MG James Hoyer, Adjutant General, West Virginia National Guard, presented the Silver Star medal to CPT(R) James McCormick, for his heroism in leading the defense of the southwest wall at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) and three convoy ambushes on Easter Sunday, 11 April 2004. McCormick is only the 2nd living Transportation Corps Soldier to receive the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for valor in combat.
Photos from the field
The 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion said goodbye to their last Transportation Company this week; the Trail Blazers from the 1176th Transportation Company from Smyrna, Tennessee. They did an outstanding job providing retrograde transportation support for Regional Commands South and East. Additionally, they provided invaluable sustainment support across Regional Command South, Southwest, and West as the last major base in RC-West was handed over to Afghan Forces. They supported field feeding and MHE operations at the last coalition base in RC-West and provided fuel and MHE operations in support of the Marines closing Camp Leatherneck.
TC in the News
Master Driver Trainer Qualification Course held at JBLM
For the first time, the Army’s new Master Driver Trainer Qualification Course was held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Nov. 17 to 26.
Unlike unit-level master driver training courses, this course is taught by a mobile training team from the U.S. Army Transportation School at Fort Lee, Va., and it qualifies motor transport operators in grades E-6 and E-7 to plan, organize, and develop a safe and effective driver’s training program for their units. continue
599th Trans develops leaders from surface to sky
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Nov. 25, 2014) -- The 599th Transportation Brigade held leadership and professional development training with the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, which runs Hickam Air Force Base's Air Mobility Command passenger and cargo terminals, Nov. 7. continue
Command Deployment Discipline Program Handbook (CAC required)
The Center for Army Lessons Learned has published CALL Handbook 15-01: Command Deployment Discipline Program. It is a tool for commanders to enhance unit deployment readiness. It is a combination of doctrinal and regulatory tasks that address Army standards, fundamentally focused on equipment movement and associated tasks from division to company level, to include installation tasks. The handbook can only be accessed online digitally via Common Access Card at present. This page will be updated when hard copies are available.
This page last updated: December 17, 2014