Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Retired), MS, PMP, LSSMBB
Itschner Award Submission - 1989
307th Combat Engineer Battalion (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division
Company unit citation from the Commanding General 82d Airborne Division. From Jun 88 - Jun 89, C Company had 1 NTC (National Training Center) & 2 JRTC (Joint Readiness Tng Center) rotations, 3 Bn FTXs (field tng exercise), 3 Bn ExEvals (external evaluation), 6 division EDREs (emergency deployment readiness exercise) and an Amphibious Warfare Center rotation. It was probably safe to say that no other company in the US Army-especially engineer/sapper company-in that time frame had trained more.
The Itschner Plaque, first awarded by SAME in 1960, is named in honor of Lt. Gen. Emerson C. Itschner, USA. The plaque was presented to the most outstanding U.S. Army engineering company during a year. In 1974, the competition for the Itschner Award was broadened to include the Army National Guard and the Army reserve. Criteria: Most outstanding U.S. Army engineering company during the year. Eligibility: One plaque is awared each year to an outstanding engineering company from each the following: United States Army (Active); Army Reserve; and Army National Guard.
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