Lay Hold! Heave! Building Speed: Excitement and Satisfaction in Pushing the BGE Flywheel
ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL FORT LEONARD WOOD MO
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Seeking to reverse quantifiable degradation to engineer leader technical and tactical competency, the Fort Leonard Wood portion of ENFORCE 2008 built on the foundation of six Engineer Leader Technical Competency ELTC work groups 1 Future Roles, Missions, Delivery Methods, 2 Accessions, 3 Training and Education, 4 Employment, 5 Retention, and 6 Strategic Communications. Less than 60 days later, the result was a Chief of Engineers-approved Building Great Engineers Campaign Plan with nearly 40 initiatives. For those with Army Knowledge Online AKO access, that plan can be read on the Engineer School Knowledge Network ESKN. Seven months later as of this 1 March writing, what has become of the efforts of those who have remained engaged and put shoulder to the flywheel Too often good ideas languish and die from lack of follow-up and effort. Did we really begin doing what we said we were going to do Is the flywheel turning The intent of this article is to inform the Engineer Regiment on the current status of many BGE actions initiated by the plan and the way ahead in increasing engineer leader technical and tactical competency for full spectrum operations in an era of persistent conflict.
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