Category Archives: Developing Leaders

Women’s History Month – Army Reserve NCO earns top honors at Drill Sergeant Academy

Staff Sgt. Briana Popp, an Army Reservist, accepts her drill sergeant hat from drill sergeant instructor, Sgt. 1st Class Tayna Polk, during a March 8 graduation ceremony at Fort Jackson, S.C. Popp earned the titles of Iron Female and Distinguished Honor Graduate and will be a drill sergeant with 3-518th, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), an Army Reserve division headquartered at Fort Benning, Ga. As a civilian, Popp is a surgical tech at Jack Houston Memorial hospital.

By Maj. Michelle Lunato, 98th Training Division (IET) Public Affairs Officer / FORT JACKSON, S.C. –  Earning the title of drill sergeant is a highlight not all Soldiers can achieve. However, Staff Sgt. Briana Popp, an Army Reservist, did just that and more. After completing the challenging nine-week drill sergeant course at the Drill Sergeant Academy, Popp, earned her drill

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Benning recognizes first graduates of application developer’s program

MSSA graduates, March 2017, pose after recognition ceremony with key supporters.

By Ralph Bremer, ACES-ESS, Fort Benning Education Center / FORT BENNING, Ga. –  The Fort Benning Education Center Career Skills Program, in partnership with the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, hosted a recognition ceremony and reception for transitioning service members who completed an 18-week Cloud Application Developer program. Ten Soldiers and two Sailors, one of who

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Chaplain awarded Soldier’s Medal for bravery

Fort Benning Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – While serving as the on-call chaplain Feb. 28, 2015, Chaplain (CPT) Matthew Christensen prevented the suicide of one Soldier and saved the life of another. Chaplain Christensen selflessly responded to a situation where an intoxicated Soldier was armed with multiple knives and machetes creating a serious threat. Christensen was eventually taken

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WHINSEC marks 16th anniversary and honors leaders, Soldiers


By Lee Rials, WHINSEC public affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation celebrated its 16th anniversary Jan. 12 with toasts and a cake, but that was only one of four significant WHINSEC events on the day. Just before the anniversary event, Guatemalan Army Col. Francisco R. Rivera accepted the symbols of his new rank

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Soldier for Life Center Welcomes new Career Skills Programs Manager

Yolanda Gossett - CSP Administrator

By Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., Transition Services Specialist / FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Army has a relatively new resource program to assist transitioning service members and we’re excited that it has arrived at Fort Benning. With that being said, our team at Fort Benning is proud to welcome Ms. Yolanda Gossett to our SFL-TAP Center team as the new

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