By that evening, the J-9 personnel were deeply engrossed in training.
A highly trained group of J-9 professional military personnel taught the classes, augmented by functional experts where required by the subject matter.
On the next day, the J-9 personnel shifted gears and learned about joint logistics operations at DLA.
The J-9 personnel were introduced to many of the pertinent changes that will affect their role in a deployment.
The third day of the JRTX brought J-9 personnel out of the classroom and into round robin lanes with hands on training at various stations.
Some of the Reservists role played indigenous personnel in a Southwest Asian environment to allow the J-9 personnel the opportunity to conduct simulated checkpoint and force protection operations.
The success of the first ever JRTX is attributed to the efforts of the J-9 Joint Planning Cell and the excellent participation from all the services.
Thompson said he felt "very pleased" as he ended seven years at DLA, two as the first J-9 director.
Transformation has also become a key theme within J-9, as within all of DLA.
His main focus as the new J-9 head, he said, will be "to remain in lockstep with DLA, and to remain credible and relevant."
As J-9 develops, other DoD organizations are watching.
Concurrent with the changeover of J-9's top leader, its head of readiness has also changed hands.