Sunday, January 21, 2007

Birney's Officer/NCO School


Here is a detailed outline of the schedule for the school. The command staff has put a lot of thought and work into getting this offering ready for our member units. Please forward this to your NCOs / Sgts and Corporals and of course company commanders are invited. Please poll them as to who will be attending. We need your list of participants by Jan 27th that is one week from today. This school looks like it will be very interesting and informative. We look forward to seeing you there.

Birney's Division Officer / NCO School
Perryopolis, PA
March 31 April 1, 2007

Saturday, March 31, 2007

9:00-9:15 Welcome, Overview of School, Intro. of Instructors (General Kelley)
9:15-9:45 Leadership (Col Baltzer)
9:45-10:15 Grand Tactics and the Principles of War ( Lt Col Smith)
10:15-10:45 Bugle Calls (Lt Col Rorbaugh)
10: 45-11:05 Break
11:05-11:35 Duties of NCOs (Col Baltzer)
11:35-12:05 Duties of the Company Officer (Lt Mike Murphy)
12:05-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 Small Group Training

Station 1 Infantry Camp Layout (Lt Col Smith)
Station 2 Manual of the Sword (Lt Col Rorbaugh)
Station 3 Use of Front /Rear guards and flankers on the march (Col Baltzer)
Station 4 Small Arms Safety on the Field (Maj Jon Sever)
Station 5 Color Guard / Color Company (Lt Mike Murphy)
2:15-2:45 Duties of the Battalion Sergeant Major (Col Maefi, Sgt Maj Donahue)
2:45-3:05 Break
3:05-3:35 Duties of the Battalion Adjutant (Lt Mike Murphy)
3:35-4:05 Military Planning and Orders (Lt Col Smith)
4:05-4:35 Artillery Safety for the infantry commander (Artillery Officer)
4:35-5:05 Formation of the Battalion / Dress Parade (Col Baltzer)
3:50-4:20 Civil War Reconnaissance (Lt Col Smith)
4:20-4:50 Field Music- "Straw blowers and Sheepskin Fiddlers" (Lt Col Rorbaugh)

Sunday, April 1, 2007

9:00-9:30 Medical emergencies, burns and accidental discharges (Col Maefi)
9:30-10:00 Field Engineering (Col Baltzer)
10:00-10:20 Break
10:20-10:50 Police Guard/ Grand Guard (Lt Col Rorbaugh)
10:50-11:20 *****Topic to be determined ***** (Lt Mike Murphy)
11:20-11:50 Closing thoughts / Survey of Officer / NCO School (General Kelley)

Your Servant,
Edward L. Kelley Sr. Major General
Birney's Division

Thursday, January 18, 2007

2nd Battalion Drill Info

The annual School of the Company and Battalion for the 2d Battalion of Birney's Division will be held on March 17-18, 2007, at Camp Workman.

Please CLICK HERE to download the information and registration form.

Feel free to forward this message and/or form to members in your unit, as well as other interested parties.

Beaver Creek info and photos

We very excited about the opportunity for Birney's and PACS to work on developing a new reenactment here in Ohio. The Beaver Creek Civil War event will be held May 4-6, 2007. Click here to get the latest info, download the registration form, and view photos of the event site.