Mission Statement

Safely trains and develops highly skilled, disciplined, and physically fit Soldiers who are committed to the Army Values and the Warrior Ethos, and are ready to contribute immediately to their gaining unit; provide mission command, force protection, administrative, training, and logistical support for assigned and attached personnel and their Families.

Weapons Support Radar Mechanic, MOS 29B, was established in Fort Sill after moving from Fort Monmouth, NJ around 1970. Fire Finder systems’ training was originally conducted by military instructors and Soldiers graduating from the course received an Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) for completion of this course. In 1984, Surveillance Radar Repair moved from Fort Huachuca, AZ to Fort Sill and was combined with MOS 29B to redesignate as Branch Radar Division, Target Acquisition, MOS 39C. The Division was later named the Radar Training Detachment.

In 1995, Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) reaffiliated the former Signal Corp MOS to the Ordnance Corp. Once the move was completed the MOS was redesignated as 35M. This training was mainly conducted with initial entry training students and a few Soldiers who switched MOSs. In January 2000, MOS 35C and 35M were combined. In 2005 the MOS 35M was redesignated as 94M, Radar Repairer. The Radar Repairer Course Phase II lasts a total of 33 weeks and 4 days. To graduate Phase II and be certified as radar repairer, 94M students must demonstrate, through written and hands-on testing, a proficiency of troubleshooting the AN/TPQ-36 Fire-Finder radar, AN/TPQ-37 Fire-Finder radar, and the AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radar. Students are also introduced the Light Weight Counter Mortar Radar system.

The Patriot Training Detachment was originally established at Fort Bliss, Texas on 1 October 1986. Noncommissioned Officers developed the Patriot Intermediate Maintenance Program of Instruction (POI) for the 24T (T5) to train prior Radar or Missile NCOs for Intermediate Maintenance (IM) repair of the Patriot Radar System. April 1987, the first class of students graduated after completing fifty-nine weeks of training. In 1989, MOS 24T ASI T5 changed to MOS 27X, still training prior Ordnance and Air Defense NCOs. In the mid 1990’s, MOS 27X opened to all MOS(s) for transitioning students and NCOs who possessed a GT score of 110 or higher. In the year 2000, the MOS 27X was opened to Accession Soldiers (Initial Entry Training students). Currently 99.9% of all Soldiers attending the course are Accession Soldiers with no required maintenance background. The course is also offered to international students from multiple allied countries.

Also, in July of 2000 the Patriot Training Detachment began teaching the new POI, System Configuration 3. May 2002, the school began teaching Identification Friend or Foe and instituted a Field Training Exercise (FTX) in the POI. On 1 October of 2004, the 27X MOS was re-designated as 35S. On 1 October 2005, the MOS 35S was re-designated as 94S. The Patriot Missile System Repairer Course Phase II lasts a total of 38 weeks and 4 days. With the establishment of the Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) and relocation of the Ordnance, and Transportation Schools head quarters to Fort Lee, Virginia, the SCoE has become the center of gravity for the development of Sustainment Warriors. The Patriot Training Detachment was also moved from Fort Hood, TX to Fort Sill, OK and was organized under the Patriot/ Radar Training Division, under the command of the Ordnance Training Detachment.

The facility that houses training for our future Soldiers was named after one of the most decorated Native American Soldiers in history, First Sergeant Pascal C. Poolaw Sr. As stated in the write up for his fourth silver star, Poolaw continued moving among the troops, making sure they were positioned properly, pulling casualties back to the lines despite being wounded himself. His service was selfless and sets the example for all students who attend this facility.

MAJ Ronald A. Veldhuizen

MAJ Ronald A. Veldhuizen JR hales from Mauston, Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Ordnance Corps on 2 June 2001. After completing the Officer Basic Course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, MAJ Veldhuizen was assigned to Bravo Company, 299th Forward Support Battalion (FSB), 1st Infantry Division on Conn Barracks, Schweinfurt, Germany. While assigned to Bravo Company, MAJ Veldhuizen served as the Supply Officer and Maintenance Support Teams (MST) Platoon Leader. MAJ Veldhuizen deployed with the MSTs to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo in 2002 in support of Kosovo Forces (KFOR). Upon his return, MAJ Veldhuizen was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 299th FSB where deployed as the Support Operations Maintenance Officer (SPOMO) to Logistics Staging Area Anaconda, Balad, Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Upon redeployment, he returned to Conn Barracks, Schweinfurt, Germany until July 2005 when he was reassigned to the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course (CLC3) at Fort Lee, Virginia.

Upon completion of the CLC3 at Fort Lee, Virginia on 16 February 2006, MAJ Veldhuizen was assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington while it relocated to Vilseck, Germany and then reflagged as 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment (2SCR) in July 2006. From there, while deployed with 2SCR, MAJ Veldhuizen served as the SPOMO at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Stryker in Baghdad and as the Maintenance Troop Commander at FOB Warhorse during the OIF surge in 2007 and until he left Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany in 2009.

Following successful company command, MAJ Veldhuizen was assigned to the US Army School Detachment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina with duty at Central Michigan University in Richmond, VA. He completed Advance Civil Schooling and graduated with a Masters of Public Administration.

After graduation, MAJ Veldhuizen was assigned to 3rd Army / US Army Central (USARCENT) at Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina where he deployed to Kuwait serving as the ARCENT G4 Plans Chief. Upon his return from Kuwait, MAJ Veldhuizen served as the USARCENT G4 Programs, Exercises, Policies, and Plans Chief until his selection for Command and General Staff College (CGSC) / Intermediate Level Education (ILE).

In December 2013, MAJ Veldhuizen completed CGSC / ILE at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. MAJ Veldhuizen was then assigned to 45th Sustainment Brigade (45th SB), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he deployed to OEF as part of the CENTCOM Material Recovery Element (CMRE). He served as the S5 and the Future Operations Plans Officer for 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Upon return to Hawaii, MAJ Veldhuizen served as the 45th Sustainment Brigade S4 (transitioning the Brigade from 8TH TSC to 25th ID), the Special Troops Battalion Executive Officer and the 25th Infantry Division G4 Chief of Sustainment.

MAJ Veldhuizen’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (3), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (1), Army Achievement Medal (6), Army Good Conduct Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal (2), Kosovo Campaign Medal (1), Global War on Terrorism – Expeditionary Medal (1), Global War on Terrorism – Service Medal (1), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (2), NATO Medal (1), Valorous Unit Award (1), Meritorious Unit Commendation (1), Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge. MAJ Veldhuizen is married to the former Ruth Alden Walton of Chester, Virginia. Together they have five children, Emanuella (15), Elianah (13), Ronald (11), Abigail (9) and Simeon (7).

1SG Matthew A. Klawinski

1st Sgt. Matthew A. Klawinski is originally from Tallahassee, Fla. and entered the Army in January 2002. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. and attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Ga. for the Avionics and Survivability Equipment Repair Course.

Klawinski’s previous assignments include, chief instructor, Ordnance Training Detachment, Fort Sill, Okla.; Advanced Individual Training (AIT) platoon sergeant, Fort Sill; Avionics, Armament, & Electrical (AA&E) platoon sergeant, 3rd Battalion 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) (Airborne), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.; section sergeant, 2-160th SOAR (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky. Klawinski has deployed five times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and five times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

His education includes the AIT Platoon Sergeant Course (commandant’s list), Ordnance Senior Leaders Course, Electronic Maintenance Advanced Leaders Course (leadership award), Basic Leaders Course, Common Faculty Development Program Instructor Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Survive Evade Resist and Escape (SERE-C High Risk) Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and Enlisted Combat Skills (Green Platoon).

Klawinski’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with two oak leaf clusters (OLC)), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (fifth award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with four campaign stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with third campaign star), Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, NATO Non-Article 5 Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Air Force Meritorious Unit Citation, Basic Aviation Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Basic Drivers Badge, and the German Schützenschnur. Klawinski is also a recipient of the Honorable Order of Samuel Sharp.

Klawinski is married to the former Melissa Anne Roberts of Woodstock, Georgia. Together they have two daughters, Ava and Addison.

In-coming students
Detachment Charge of Quarters (CQ)
Building #1653
In-coming permanent party
Operations Section
Building #3041

All Graduations will be conducted at 0900 unless otherwise noted.

94 M Grad Dates:

4 Oct 2017
3 Nov 2017
1 Dec 2017
19 Jan 2018
9 Feb 2018
2 Mar 2018
5 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
10 May 2018
1 Jun 2018
21 Jun 2018

94 S Grad Dates

11 Oct 2017
6 Nov 2017
29 Nov 2017
9 Jan 2018
7 Mar 2018
16 Feb 2018
23 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
11 May 2018