Advanced Camp (CLC)

CLC 8th Regiment applies teamwork at the FLRC

FORT KNOX, Ky. – 8th Regiment Advanced Camp (Cadet Leaders Course), A and B. Co., completed their first team dynamic exercise by navigating the obstacle course during the Field Leader Reaction Course (FLRC) July 13.

Cadets of 8th Regiment, Cadet Leaders Course (CLC), Bravo Company, carefully deliver an ammunition can as part of the Wall Banger Station on the Field Leader Reaction Course (FLRC) at Fort Knox, Ky., July 13. Photo by: Linh Nguyen

Cadets of 8th Regiment, Cadet Leaders Course (CLC), Bravo Company, carefully deliver an ammunition can as part of the Wall Banger Station on the Field Leader Reaction Course (FLRC) at Fort Knox, Ky., July 13. Photo by: Linh Nguyen

The FLRC is for Cadets to get familiar with each other, build team dynamics, as well as learn how to best use each other’s individual skills via planning, communication, and teamwork to develop leadership skills. The training includes 12 obstacle training stations overall. Cadets will finish five or six depending on their time available to devote to the training.

“Each squad has five minutes to plan, 20 minutes to execute and five minutes to discuss afterwards,” said Staff Sgt. Maria Funes, FLRC instructor. “FLRC will help Cadets to realize the importance of communication, let them stay open to each other’s idea and to remain flexible to shift.”

After completing a medevac, Cdt. Rob Motley, University of Vermont, said he realized the significance of communication for teamwork and to become future leaders.

Cdt. Dylan Pablo, University of Guam, 8th Regiment, Cadet Leader Course (CLC), Bravo Company, meticulously positions a wooden beam as part of the medevac obstacle on the Field Leader Reaction Course (FLRC) at Fort Knox, Ky., July 13. Photo by: Linh Nguyen

Cdt. Dylan Pablo, University of Guam, 8th Regiment, Cadet Leader Course (CLC), Bravo Company, meticulously positions a wooden beam as part of the medevac obstacle on the Field Leader Reaction Course (FLRC) at Fort Knox, Ky., July 13. Photo by: Linh Nguyen

“Communication is everything when we become leaders. This training is really all about communication,” Motley said. “The physical training is not super difficult, but having everyone be on the same sheet of music and try to have everyone as one cohesive unit is the difficult part. That was the challenge here, to prepare better to be future officers – everyone has to be on the same page.”

Cdt. Richard Ormiston, Montana State University, said he believes FLRC helps his squad work better as a team.

“It’s a great opportunity for us as a squad to buck up a little bit and to get some really high quality training. At the same time, utilize the team skills,” Ormiston said.

 

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Wenqing Yan is a senior at Indiana University Bloomington, majoring in journalism and minoring in music.

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