Fort Jackson is putting the finishing touch on its new Drill Sergeant School with the opening of living quarters for the order-barking trainers.
Officials at the Army’s largest training installation are scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon at the 372-bed barracks located next to the new school.
The new school opened in February. About 2,000 senior noncommissioned officers are trained during 16 cycles of nine-week courses.
In 2005, the Pentagon ordered the Army to consolidate all its schools for the senior-level sergeants at Fort Jackson in a cost-saving move.
The drill sergeant program was started in 1964, when senior Army leaders decided to set up a course for those who instruct its new military recruits.