Secretary of the Army presents award to Benning Soldier

Acting Secretary of the Army the Honorable Robert M. Speer presents awards during a ceremony in the auditorium of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., June 6, 2017. (U.S. Army Photo by Zane Ecklund)

Submitted by Directorate of Training and Doctrine, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence / (FORT BENNING, Ga.)

Each year the Secretary of the Army presents awards for improving publications.  There are four types of awards presented each year. Among those recipients is Sgt 1st Class Ashley Hess. Hess is a training developer-writer for Weapons and Gunnery Branch, Directorate of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Training and Doctrine Command. In his current role as the subject matter expert for all individual weapons training and tactical employment, he is the primary architect for the Army’s future training strategies for those weapons, systems, and advanced skills. Through his inventive and dynamic understanding of the Army’s individual weapon’s training gaps, he designed an improved training circular system specifically tailored to the Soldier’s needs.

Acting Secretary of the Army the Honorable Robert M. Speer presents awards during a ceremony in the auditorium of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., June 6, 2017. (U.S. Army Photo by Zane Ecklund)

The ceremony took place on June 6 at the Pentagon.  The awards were presented by the Honorable Robert M. Speer, Acting Secretary of the Army and Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, Sergeant Major of the Army.  Hess received the Army Award for Publications Improvement (Command) for his work on Training Circular 3-22.9, Rifle and Carbine.

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