Sunday, 03 March 2024

Pier graduates from specialist course

FORT KNOX, KY – Army Pvt. Joseph J. Pier has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky.


The course is designed to train students in the skills and knowledge needed to perform recovery operations using the M88A1/A2 tracked recovery vehicle.


The course includes field and classroom training in the proper use of tools, equipment, technical data and applicable references needed to determine recovery methods, locate recovery sites, operate tactical communications equipment and maintain recovery vehicle armament systems.


Students learn to drive, maintain, and perform preventive maintenance on recovery vehicles, and receives operating instructions in recovery vehicle component equipment, auxiliary power units, and use of proper recovery safety procedures when rigging, recovering and towing tracked vehicles.


He is the son of Paul E. Pier of Clearlake Oaks, and Kara Bartram of Bagdad, Ariz.


The private is a 2007 graduate of the Konocti Adult School, Lower Lake.


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