|Technician 5th Grade|
|Technician Fifth Grade:
Successful Completion of the T/5 Test, 2 Years Technician Fifth Grade: Successful Completion of the T/5 Test, 2 Years in the unit and a Specialty Skill. IE:
Vehicle Owner/Driver, Weapons Instructor/Maintenance, Communications Owner/Instructor/Maintenance, Field Food Preparations Specialist, Medical Technical skills etc....
A requirement for all T/5 Candidates are to familiarize themselves with the FM 21-100, WWII Manuals pertaining to their occupational specialty and perform quarterly training, Organizational and Specialty Training as it applied to the WWII soldier.
Tests are given in three Phases:
Phase-1, The historical fact relating to the Unit / Division from periods 1942-45. *Found in Unit History*
Phase-2, Military Drill & Ceremony and Manual of Arms (Advanced).
Phase-3, Technical Knowledge of Equipment and Job Specialty, Q&A Given by NCO Staff
1. Dates the Unit / Division engaged the enemy, Command structure of the Division
2. Perform Vehicle Maintenance, Driving Skill's and Abilities etc...
3. Perform Weapons Maintenance, Assembly / Disassembly etc...
4. Communications Maintenance, etc...
Where to find Information:
A. The FM 21-100 soldiers Manual, and Applicable Manuals Pertaining to Job Specialty.
The quarterly training consists of classes on and examples of all types of equipment as found in:
B. Henri-Paul Enjames "US Army European Theater of Operations Collectors Guide".
C. US Army Uniforms of WWII" by Shelby Stanton.
D. A Practical application of Drill and Ceremony from the "NEW Infantry Drill Regulation" United States Army dated 1941.
E. A practical application with the unit weaponry on the rifle range. Consolidating live fire and weapons cleaning with all the weapons used by the Infantry Regiment. Excluding the Rocket launcher's (Bazooka) and Mortar's (60MM & 81MM). Troops are required to learn the weapons, disassemble and reassemble them. Our scope is to train and educate our Re-enactors just as the US Army has done from it inception through WWII.
F. www.47ir.com and http://www.army.mil/cmh/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_21.htm#p520 for Required Historical Knowledge. This information will also apply to the Sergeants Testing.
1. Rank and Grade testing during training events only:
A. January Training Event's:
Testing for Corporal available for qualified Troops.
B. April Training Event's:
Testing for Sergeant (Assistant Squad Leader/ 1944 TO&E) Testing for Sergeant available for qualified Troops.
C. July Training Event's:
Testing for Staff Sergeant (Squad Leader / 1944 TO&E) Testing for Staff Sergeant Available for qualified Troops.
D. October Training Event's:
Testing for Private First Class, Required for all Privates with a minimum of 365 days in the Unit / Division Historical Re-enactment Group.
2. Technician Grades (T/3, T/4 & T/5) Testing Based upon Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
A. WWII Military Vehicle Owner/Driver's - January Training Events.
B. Communications Equipment Owners and Operator's - April Training Events
C. Technical Operations & Preparations Specialties - July Training Events
D. Heavy Weapons Owner/Operator's - October Training Events
The availability of Grades and Ranks within the Historical Re-Enactment Group is ultimately up to the unit Commander. Positions will be filled by the direction of the Unit Commander.