Bush visits the Polish Tank Academy – Fort Carson Mountaineer
By Sergeant. Tara Fajardo Arteaga
Army News Service
BIEDRUSKO, Poland — Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Douglas R. Bush visited the Abrams Tank Training Academy at Biedrusko Training Area, Sept. 7, 2022.
He is the Army Acquisitions Manager, Senior Procurement Officer, Scientific Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and Senior Army Research and Development Officer. He also has primary responsibility for all Department of the Army matters related to logistics.
The tour was led by Polish Land Forces Major General Maciej Jabłoński, Polish Army Inspector of Land Forces; Polish Land Forces Maj. Gen. Adam Joks, Deputy Commanding General for V Corps Interoperability; and Polish Land Forces Colonel Krzysztof Kuba, Commander of the Polish Land Forces Training Center.
“Biedrusko tanks have a 108-year history and the Polish Land Forces are excited to see another 100 years with the continuation of the Abrams Tank Academy,” Kuba said.
A briefing was held by a civilian instructor who leads the training on a daily basis followed by a tour of the training facilities, tanks, fleet and wash rack.
U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were awarded ASA-ALT coins for their role in supporting and securing the Abrams Tank Training Academy.
“The American soldiers at the BTA have the important task of keeping the tanks safe so that the Polish Army can focus one hundred percent on training its soldiers on the platform,” Capt. Matthew said. Meissner, commander of Bravo Company, 1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg. “This is only a small part of the great operation between the United States and our Polish allies. It’s a privilege to be able to see it all come together.
“The presence of the Honorable Douglas Bush and the receipt of an update was critical,” said Major Travis Shaw, public affairs officer assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Air Force Division. infantry. “The visit illustrated the translation from a behind-closed-doors plan at the Pentagon to a realization on the ground.”