Warrant Officer Promotions

Warrant Ranks

For the first time in a very long time, the warrant officer promotion board results were actually released in the same FY as when the board actually met!  First let me say congrats to everyone that was selected for promotion.  Before I go into the numbers, let me preface this by saying that these numbers »

COMSEC Is Dead….Long Live COMSEC

COMSEC

Whenever the Army creates a new Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), they have to fill it with bodies initially that aren’t actually the MOS. In late 2013 the Army graduated its first class of the new 25D Cyber Network Defender MOS.  Shorty there after, the 25D, were placed into the unit COMSEC vaults to do a job that they were never designed to do.

DOD Bans Wearable GPS

A few months ago, I wrote a story about the uproar that occurred after it was Strava released a heat map that showed it’s users working out and in the process revealed the location of classified military installations.  Today the DOD announced that it had updated it’s policy for the use of personal and military owned wearable GPS devices.

Promotion Timeline

WO Timeline

I was browsing the 255N Facebook group earlier and saw that someone had pasted this handy graphic that shows when you promotion boards (assuming they don’t change anything) will meet.  I figured it would be a nice little resource to add to everyone’s kit bag so here you go.

Cyber Chief

Cyber Chief

Yes that’s right after over 19 years of wearing signal orange I have traded it in for cyber grey. 

How to Train (According to the Signal Branch)

TC 6-02.1

So this morning I was checking my email at work and discovered a message announcing the official publication of TC 6-02.1 (The United States Army Signal Corps Training Strategy).  According to it’s preface this TC “provides training guidelines and strategies to develop and certify the proficiency of signal collective tasks in support of maneuver operations.” 

Signal Chief Is Legit Now!

Signal Chief in SLC

A couple of months ago I got an email from the training developer for the 25W SLC course asking if it would be possible for them to use some of the articles that I’ve posted here as a daily handout to be used for a short 15 minute discussion.