Fort Knox, KY – 1st Regiment Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) stopped at Central Issuing Facility (CIF) for equipment before training begins this summer.
Anthony Black, CIF Account Officer and Property Book Officer, helps oversee the process. CIF runs from June until August as Cadets arrive and depart the installation.
“As far as CST, whatever they don’t have, we will issue. If they are missing something and they don’t have it when they get here then we will issue it. They are supposed to have everything when they get here,” said Black.
David Lykens, Supply Tech at the University of Minnesota, was present at CIF to debrief CLC before equipment issue.
“Our main focus is to make sure that every cadet across the board has the same amount of equipment so that everyone can train equally while they are here,” said Lykens.
At CIF, Cadets receive boots, physical training clothing, uniforms, helmets and other equipment needed throughout the summer.
CLC Cadet Zach Warzyniak , native of Dublin, California, attends Xavier University.
“There’s a lot of camaraderie involved with the cadets here, we’re all very tightly bonded with each other, we’re forming close friendships, we’re getting all our gear ready for the field that’s coming up,” said Warzyniak. “All of this preparation is leading us further towards future success, which we’re really happy about.”
Regarding CIF, Black noted their main purpose is to make sure cadets have the proper equipment to train and if they don’t, they won’t be ready to train, go out and become the future leaders of the Army.
“When they get issued and once they get done they will have a turn in date and everything will get turned in, and they have to make sure it’s clean and dry and all that, to get turned in,” said Black.
Cadets will keep the equipment received at CIF throughout the course of their 30-day training cycle and will return the property back to the CIF prior to departure back to their universities.