THE Army's 53rd Infantry Battalion (IB) has recently concluded the conduct of the platoon Sustained Warfighting Enhancement and Evaluation Program (Sweep) and Supply Management Training.
The Sweep trained the 53IB troopers and small-unit leaders to have effective command and control (C2) in accomplishing tough missions. They were also honed to be physically fit and mentally strong to survive in a harsh and unforgiving operational environment.
The Supply Management Training, on the other hand, enhanced the understanding of sustainment operations, particularly on the importance of logistics and management of supplies in accomplishing a given mission.
Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera, 53IB commander, congratulated the troops for completing the training events and reiterated that the best weapon against the enemy is a well-trained and well-motivated soldier.
Colonel Jonathan Obena, 1st Infantry Division Training School commandant, who was the keynote speaker in the closing ceremony, commended the 53IB for its recent accomplishments and its conduct of relentless training in pursuit of excellence.
"We have to undergo various training in order to improve our warfighting capacity. Without these trainings, you [the 53IB troopers] cannot be as excellent as you are now." Obena said.
The training events were held in Camp Sabido that houses the 53IB headquarters in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur. (SunStar Zamboanga)