The Ordnance Training Detachment safely trains and develops highly motivated, disciplined, and physically fit Soldiers who are technically proficient, committed to the Army Values and Warrior Ethos, and are ready to contribute immediately to their gaining unit. Provide command, control, 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 Dion Hall
Major Hall is native of Crestview, Florida. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in May 2000 from Troy State University in Troy, AL and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Additionally, MAJ Hall holds a Masters in Management from Webster University.
MAJ Hall’s military education includes the. Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Joint Planner Course (3H), Support Operations Officer Course, and the Command and General staff College.
He was fortunate to spend nearly eight years in 1st Cavalry Division, 115th Brigade Support Battalion, where He served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Shop Officer, Maintenance Control Officer, Battalion Maintenance Officer, Battalion S3 and Company Commander. Following command, MAJ Hall served in First Army, Division West, 283rd Training support Battalion as Combat Service Support Team Chief.
After attending the Command and General staff College, he reported to Fort Bragg, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and served as Brigade Support Operation Officer (SPO) and Bridge S4 deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. MAJ Hall most recently served as the Executive Officer to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G4, Eighth United States Army, Yongsan, Korea.
MAJ Hall has a variety of training and experience to include National Training Center rotations, Joint Readiness Training Center Rotations, and multiple deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom.
MAJ Hall’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC) Army Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge and US Army Parachutist Badge.
MAJ Hall is married to Tammie Hall and they have two daughters.
1SG Kyle Ketterlinus
MSG Ketterlinus entered the Army in November 1995. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia for the Radio and Communication Security Repairer Course (Honor Graduate).
MSG Ketterlinus currently serves as the Senior Instructor for the Patriot and Radar Repair Division at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His previous assignments include the Senior Telecommunications Operations Chief for the First Signal Brigade, Yongsan, Korea; First Sergeant for the 552ND Signal Company, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Detachment Sergeant for HHD, 41ST Signal Battalion, Camp Coiner, Korea; the Electronics Maintenance Supervisor and Platoon Sergeant at the 14TH Signal Detachment, Camp Coiner, Korea; Bravo Company, 168TH Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; HHD 41ST Signal Battalion, Camp Coiner, Korea. His other CONUS Assignments include HHC, 57TH Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; A Battery, 1-30TH Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and 588TH Maintenance Company, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His other OCONUS assignments include HHC, 122 Signal Battalion, Camp Casey, Korea; 596TH Maintenance Company, Darmstadt, Germany and C Company, 702ND Main Support Battalion, Camp Casey, Korea. His deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom and Kosovo Peacekeeping Force.
His education includes the Ordnance Senior Leaders Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Electronic Maintenance Advanced Leaders Course, Basic Leaders Course (Commandant’s List Graduate), Lean Six Sigma-Black Belt, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course and the Total Army Instructor Training Course. His civilian education includes a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management (Magna Cum Laude) from DeVry University and an Associate of Arts in General Curriculum from the University of Maryland.
MSG Ketterlinus’ awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (seventh award); Army Achievement Medal (seventh award); Army Good Conduct Medal (sixth award); National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star; Kosovo Campaign Medal with one bronze service star; Iraqi Campaign Medal with one bronze service star; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral six; NATO Medal for operations in Kosovo and the Meritorious Unit Citation.
He is also the recipient of the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe and the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.
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94 M Grad Dates:
21 Oct 2014 Time: 0900
7 Nov 2014 Time: 0900
2 Dec 2014 Time: 0900
94 S Grad Dates
7 Nov 2014 Time: 0900
1 April 2015 Time: 0900
12 May 2015 Time: 0900