FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — The 58th Transportation Battalion held a patching ceremony April 1 in Nutter Discipline Home to indicate their shift from the 2nd Transportation Brigade, 94th Coaching Division, to U.S. Army Mixed Arms Help Command, or CASCOM.
The transfer places the unit — liable for offering Superior Particular person Coaching for the Army’s 88M Motor Car Operator army occupational specialty — underneath their proponent, the U.S. Army Transportation College, which falls underneath CASCOM.
On the ceremony, Lt. Col. William Weaver, 58th Transportation Battalion commander, highlighted the help and “regular management” his unit obtained underneath the 94th Coaching Division, together with one of many main advantages to the reorganization — improved coaching effectiveness.
“It has been an honor to put on the patch of the 94th Coaching Division,” Weaver mentioned. “2nd Brigade has supplied help to our Troopers and regular management. I can’t say sufficient in regards to the targeted take care of Troopers that I noticed day by day from the 2nd Brigade command group and employees. Job organizing the 58th instantly underneath the U.S. Army Transportation College and CASCOM each improves our effectiveness in coaching 88-series Troopers, and units circumstances for long-term organizational construction stability. Our Troopers and the Army will profit from this variation.”
For practically three years, the battalion was aligned underneath the 94th Coaching Division — a Reserve unit — as a part of the Army’s Related Units Program. First launched in 2016, this system was designed to check whether or not combining items throughout the elements — energetic obligation, Reserve and Nationwide Guard — would improve readiness and enhance relationships and unit cohesion.
In accordance with Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Henninger, the battalion’s S-3, or operations NCO, 71 p.c of the Army’s Transportation Corps is made up of Reserve and Nationwide Guard Troopers, and this system benefited every element.
“(This system) did a terrific job at giving us an understanding of the hurdles that each the energetic element aspect has, versus what the Guard and Reserve elements have,” Henninger mentioned.
This realignment brings the entire items of the transportation construction again collectively, Henninger added. Along with the 88M Troopers educated right here, the Profession Administration Discipline 88 consists of 88H Cargo Specialist, 88K Watercraft Operator, 88L Watercraft Engineer, 88N Transportation Administration Coordinator, 88U Railway Operations Specialist and 88Z Transportation Senior Sergeant.
Henninger added that being underneath CASCOM and the Transportation College means a sooner, extra streamlined construction.
“We’re capable of quickly flex change because the lesson plans are up to date for college students, primarily based on what the power says the Transportation Corps must be instructing these college students – we will quickly change that now as a result of we’re instantly with our college home proponent,” Henninger mentioned.
In accordance with the Army’s Middle for Army Historical past, the 58th Transportation Battalion was initially activated because the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Battalion, twenty seventh Quartermaster Truck Regiment, in July 1942, at Camp Rucker, Alabama.
After being reorganized and redesignated because the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 58th Quartermaster Battalion, the unit participated in three World Struggle II campaigns. It was inactivated in October 1945.
It was later transformed and redesignated because the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 58th Transportation Battalion, in November 1965, and took part in campaigns through the Vietnam Struggle till it was inactivated once more in April 1972. It was reactivated in July 1986, underneath U.S. Army Coaching and Doctrine Command, to imagine coaching missions at Fort Leonard Wooden.