DynCorp International’s (DI) Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) Total Package Fielding (TPF) teams received kudos for training conducted in Korea and the U.S.
“We recently issued 47 Long-Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) vehicles to various U.S. installations in Korea,” said Rich Majarrez, MTV logistics analyst and team lead. “Our fielding team flew to Busan, South Korea to inspect the vehicles before they were staged and shipped out to the different fielding sites throughout Korea. We had seven members: Gary Nobles, Robert Greene, Tim Fox, Eric Sirois, Ernie Huntly, Darin Widrick and myself.”
Training was conducted at Camp Carroll in Waegwan and at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, where DI’s MTV instructors familiarized attendees on the M1148 Load Handling System. MTV team members also conducted the issuing and handoff of the equipment to U.S. Army units at those two camps and at Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea.
The U.S. Army Product Support Manager (PSM) thanked DI’s MTV team, stating, “Your dedication, excellent coordination and overall TPF performance is nothing short of superb.”
“Your recent completion of the Korea fielding was totally outstanding, you maintained excellent communication not only with the fielding manager but more importantly the gaining command,” continued the PSM. “Your planning, coordination and execution ensured the timeliness of the fielding without any disruption to the warfighter training schedule. Job well done!”
“There was also a lot of coordination prior to the Korea deployment,” added Majarrez. “The team performed excellently throughout the entire process.”
Meanwhile, at the Oshkosh facility in Warren, Michigan, four MTV employees developed an Instructor Key Personnel Training (IKPT) course for the next generation of MTV vehicle platforms: Christopher Perry, Craig Howard, Prince Smalls and Kurt Gould.
“They did an outstanding job developing training manuals, devices and aids at the request of the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM) and the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Oshkosh Defense,” said Nick Sass, MTV program manager. “Their competencies, focus and field experience has contributed to great information transfer for the U.S. soldiers in the field working with the MTV family of vehicles.”
Sass continued, “The future IKPT will continue to strengthen and build the bond and information flow between the TACOM office, the OEM, our DI teams and the soldiers we all support.”