Soldiers learn new GCSS system

Kansas Army National Guard Soldiers received training on Global Combat Support System-Army, a web-based, real-time Standard Army Management Information Systems that is replacing the previous such multiple platforms.

When the system was distributed to Kansas in late 2016, the focus was to get the full-time force trained first. Since then, the state has recognized the need to organize classes to redistribute the training received and have traditional National Guard Soldiers carry out their roles in GCSS-Army during the drill weekend.

Over a one week period, 12 instructors from the Surface Maintenance Office successfully trained more than 60 students in various GCSS-Army tasks using the new system, including how to dispatch equipment, update notifications, create reports, manage equipment and personnel, and other jobs.

Class instructors were Maj. Kade Garst, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Cam Wahlmeier, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Marty Anschutz, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Herrman, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stuart Stupka, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike Schmidtberger, Master Sgt. Jeff Aumen, Master Sgt. Mark George, Master Sgt. Gene Quaney, Sgt. 1st Class Chris Crawford, Sgt. 1st Class Carrie Seeger, Sgt. 1st Class Ken Scheibe, Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Scheideman, Staff Sgt. Alicia Aye, Staff Sgt. Elwin Ocasio-Lopez, and Sgt. Justin Neeley. Technical support was provided by Staff Sgt. Danny Mersch, Kansas Regional Training Institute, and the Directorate of Information Management help desk.