U.S. Army Sgt. Brooke Grether, a U.S. Army Reserve military police Soldier and gunnery crew truck commander with the 603rd MP Company, out of Belton, Missouri, poses for a potrait after finishing a gunnery lane at Fort Riley, Kansas, May 18, 2018.
As the truck commander, Grether is responsible for the lives of her team in the vehicle and is in charge of navigating a gunnery crew that includes a driver and gunner to engage targets from 300 to 1000 meters away. Grether is a newly-promoted sergeant. She said she is proud of being a noncommissioned officer because she wants to follow in the footsteps of her brother, Joshua, who is a staff sergeant and a cavalry scout stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. On the civilian side, Grether is an emergency medical technician in Kansas City, Missouri, and is working to become a firefighter paramedic. This gunnery range was hosted by the 346th MP Company for approximately 30 vehicle crews to qualify day and night on crew serve weapons that included the M2 .50-Caliber Machine Gun, the M240B Machine Gun, the MK19 Grenade Launcher and the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) at Fort Riley, Kansas, May 3-22, 2018. Each crew was assigned to one specific weapon system and a vehicle for qualification. Vehicles included both the up-armored Humvee and the Armored Security Vehicle (ASV), which was equipped with both the M2 and the MK19. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret). Original public domain image from Flickr