GROUP TRAINING - MISSION AND ACTIVITIES

(1 Jan - 30 June 1956)

MISSION

            The mission of the Group Training Office is to perform Staff Supervision, Management and control of the individual and general training of military personnel in the many skills necessary to the maintenance of operational effectiveness of the 3084th Aviation Depot Group (AMC).

ORGANIZATION

            The Unit Manning Document authorization for the Group Training Office is one (1) Management and Training Officer, Captain 3274, one (1) Education Officer, First lieutenant 75214 and one (1) Clerk, Staff Sergeant 70250.

            At the start of this period Captain William R. Lyle, was the Group Management and Training Officer, with Airman First Class Dennis J. Holm, as the training clerk.  On 8 March 1956 Airman Kolm was discharged and Staff Sergeant Willie J. Dion took over the position as Training Clerk.  On 12 March Captain Henry C. Linnenkohl relieved Captain Lyle as Management and Training Officer, Captain Linnenkohl continued in this function until the end of this reporting period.  Captain Ardon McFatridge reported for duty with the Croup Training Office on 21 June 1956, to familiarize himself with the duties of the Group Training Officer as he was to assume these duties at the time when Captain Linnenkohl departed on an extended TDY during the month of July.  On 1 April Technical Sergeant George P. Muska was loaned to the Group Training Office from the Operations Squadron and was assigned the duties of the Education Officer.

            On 26 June 1956 Sergeant Dion who was transferred to Korea was replaced by Staff Sergeant James E. Walker.

ACTIVITIES

            During the period of this report all Station Training Regulation were rewritten for more up to date and better delineation of responsibilities.  A portion of the materials necessary for the implementation of an effective Management Course for Air Force Supervisors was received and such a course is planned in the near future.

            During the month of June 1956, Captain Linnenkol and Captain McFatridge attended a Training Conference at the 3079th Aviation Depot Wing, at Wright-Patterson AF Base, Ohio for the purpose of establishing Wing Regulations in the Training Field that would be workable at all the Aviation Depot Groups organizations within AMC.  The end result of the Training Conference will be the standardization of training throughout the Wing and more effective control of all phases of training down to the lowest levels.

(1 July - 31 December 1956)

[Ed. Note:  This section was reorganized to include the Ground Safety section during this period. Ground Safety was a separate section in the 1st half of 1956.]

MISSION

            The mission of the Group Training Office is to perform Supervision, Management and Control of the individual and general training of military personnel assigned to the 3084th Aviation Depot Group (AMC). By the use of periodic inspections the Group Training Office is able to evaluate and report the effectiveness of the Training Program to the Group Commander.

            The mission of the Ground Safety Office is to perform Staff Supervision of the Ground Safety Program conducted within the 3084th Aviation Depot Group (AMC).

ORGANIZATION

            The Unit Manning Document of November 1956 authorizes the following personnel for the Group Training Office: One Training Officer, Captain AFSC 3274; one Education Specialist, Lieutenant, AFSC 7524; and one Administrative Clerk, SSgt AFSC 70250.

            The Group Safety Office is organized as a separate function with Captain William R. Lyle assigned as Ground Safety Officer and TSgt Earl W. Blake as Ground Safety Supervisor.  Capt. Lyle, however, was reassigned on a PCS move in December, 1956.

            At the beginning of this historical period, Capt. Henry C. Linnenkohl was assigned as Group Training Officer, SSgt James E. Walker was the Training Clerk and TSgt George F. Muska was the Management Course Instructor.  On 16 July 1956 Capt. Linnenkohl proceeded on TDY to Lowry AFB, Colorado, to attend the 3216 school