The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence visited the 344th Military Intelligence Battalion to discuss modernization efforts for the expansion of Forward Operating Base Sentinel Jan. 12.

Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Hale, who also serves as the Army’s Chief of the Military Intelligence Corps, accompanied by Command Sgt. Maj. Tammy Everette, USAICoE senior enlisted advisor, kicked off the site visit with a unit leader-led kickball game for physical training and then sat down with Soldiers to discuss student and cadre life in the Silent Sentinel Battalion.

Hale said it was important to mold and teach the future of the Army and encourage Soldiers to not be afraid to ask questions, stay motivated and always be willing to learn.

Hale also visited Sentinel Forward Operation Base (FOB) to learn about the modernization efforts that are underway.