Basic Camp

CIET Cadets learn nine-line procedure and conduct training exercises during military communication class

FORT KNOX, Ky. – Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET), Third Regiment, Bravo Company learned about the nine-line MEDEVAC and conducted training exercises during their communication class in the Regimental Area, June 24.

Cadet Intial Entry Training 3rd Regiment Bravo Company, Cadets take notes in the Communication Class at Fort Knox, Ky, June 24. Photo by Angel Whittle.

Cadet Intial Entry Training 3rd Regiment Bravo Company, Cadets take notes in the Communication Class at Fort Knox, Ky, June 24. Photo by Angel Whittle.

The Cadets learned how to relay information necessary for evacuating casualties in critical levels. The exercises consisted of communicating through radio, identifying their locations and recognizing terrain features.

The scenarios simulated included helicopter, bus and on-foot evacuation.

Cdt. Dayton Tenney, MS3 Trainer from Northern Alabama University, said it is important that the Cadets know how to call for help so they do not leave anyone behind.

“The most important part is they need to know is they are saving a life when they are conducting this class,” Cdt. Tenney stated.

The class is practical as it designed to individual cadets’ learning styles—whether they work better in a classroom environment or on a field engaged in hands-on exercises.

Cdt. Marisa Gatierrez, California State University, Sacramento, expressed her excitement and appreciation for the class.

“I’ve done this before at school but I always mess up. So in this, I hope to get better understanding of why you do this, what is so important about each step and apply them correctly,” Gatierrez noted.

Cdt. Dayton Tenney, Northern Alabama University, gets an interview from the Public Affairs Office to give insight on the training at Fort Knox, Ky, June 24. Photo by Angel Whittle.

Cdt. Dayton Tenney, Northern Alabama University, gets an interview from the Public Affairs Office to give insight on the training at Fort Knox, Ky, June 24. Photo by Angel Whittle.

While some Cadets focused on one specific learning method, others approached the class with their own learning style.

Cdt. Karl Davern, University of Northern Colorado, from Littleton, Colo., stated the importance of the communication class.

“There are a lot of things that you need to know, so learning them and committing them to memory is important. I’m confident that the training they were receiving here, and training that we’ve received from our respective programs will help us be better officers. Initiative starts here,” Davern said.

                                 

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