Soldiers attend Master Resilience Trainer Course

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A Soldier shares his experience and opinion about resilience with everyone at the Community Activity Center, Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 10, 2014 (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Dong-kyu).
A Soldier shares his experience and opinion about resilience with everyone at the Community Activity Center, Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 10, 2014 (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Dong-kyu).

Soldiers attend Master Resilience Trainer Course

by: Pfc. Lee Dong-Kyu | .
U.S. Army | .
published: November 15, 2014

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea--Eighth Army Soldiers and civilians participated in the Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) course at Community Activity Center here, Nov. 5.

The MRT course was launched jointly in 2009 by the U.S. Army and the University of Pennsylvania. It was created to help teach comprehensive Soldier and family fitness that focuses on five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and family. Skills designed to help them cope with stressors in daily life whether personal or professional.

Every is required to have an MRT and this training is a train the trainer course designed to give participants the skills needed to make their units and its Soldiers more balanced, which in turn makes the unit stronger.

Jeff Nelden, the lead MRT instructor and the training center manager at Fort Drum, New York, believes that the course will bring positive influence over every participant.

"At the end of it, they all understand the importance of these skills," says Mr. Nelden.

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Yeoman, 1st Signal Brigade, participated in the course as a requirement, but says he learned more than expected.

"This course develops us as leaders and enables us to develop our Soldiers to benefit the Army as a whole and to allow us all to grow and serve in greater capacities," he said.

This is yet another way that Eight Army Soldiers are getting stronger.

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