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NEWS | Jan. 25, 2019

Director of the Army National Guard attends Pa. Guard after action review

By Sgt. Zane Craig Joint Force Headquarters, Pennsylvania National Guard

 Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, director of the Army National Guard, led an after action review of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s rotation last summer at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. Jan. 22 here.

After action reviews are a time-honored Army practice that ensures Soldiers understand what happened during a specific mission, why it happened, and how to improve upon any weaknesses and sustain strengths to maximize future performance.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, retired Col. Marc Ferraro, the 28th ID rear detachment commander and senior trainer for the rotation, along with other members of Pa. National Guard, 28th Infantry Division, and 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team leadership spoke to the group about the challenges and successes of the rotation.

Kadavy said NTC is about building confidence in our tactics, in our leaders, and in our Soldiers, so that we are an effective, lethal force.

Kadavy guides the formulation, development and implementation of all programs and policies affecting the Army National Guard -- a force of over 350,000 Soldiers across the 54 states and territories, including the District of Columbia.

Leaders from the U. S. Army Forces Command, the National Guard Bureau, various Pa. National Guard units, and the Washington National Guard's 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team contributed to the AAR. The 81st SBCT, the only other Stryker Brigade Combat Team in the National Guard, will rotate through NTC in 2019.