Army Crew conducted spring training operations on Hartwell Lake, Clemson, SC. Cadet Mary Bahr '19, D3 served as the lead planner for the FTX-equivalent trip section. The Crew Team Leadership produced a comprehensive 4-phased OPORD (Operations Order) including load plans, drivers training & movement plans, billeting, provisions, and detailed task lists to ensure a successful operation.
The varsity squads departed with nine DCA 12-pax vans pulling tailored safety / coaching launches, two Crew trucks pulling 20 tailored racing shells, and all equipment necessary for off-site training operations. All Crew property was safely transported to and from the off-site practice location. By all accounts, the operation was a tremendous success. All teams conducted rigorous morning and afternoon practices, accelerating their preparation for the spring sprint season. During the training the team got to compete against several programs and interact with grads. Professor Kiesling, the Novice Head Coach and History Professor, led a 90-minute staff ride overview and discussion at the Cowpens National Battlefield.