By the end of 2005, most SLCR teams found themselves without purpose because of the abundance of contractors.
Shower and laundry services were once again in high demand to support these remote PBs and combat outposts, and SLCR Soldiers began using their military occupational specialty again.
When outposts are fortunate enough to have a SLCR team, the units enjoy a significant combat multiplier.
The platoon's SLCR teams met the laundry needs of one FOB, one PB, and one combat outpost with over 1,900 Soldiers.
When the 1st Platoon arrived in Iraq, it immediately sent a SLCR team to FOB Iskandariyah to support the 3d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment.
To the Soldiers' delight, the water in the field showers was heated to the perfect temperature, and the SLCR team established operating hours to coincide with returning patrols so troops could clean off the sweat and dirt of the mission immediately.
The TOA occurred with the 203d BSB and the FLE vacated the FOB, but the FLE's SLCR
teams had to stay behind to provide support until the contractors were operational.
Saber FLE was task-organized with Soldiers from the 601st ASB Cavalry Support Detachment (CSD); the 601st ASB's Headquarters and Supply Company (HSC) Class III/V [ammunition] Platoon and Supply Platoon, AVIM Company OH-58D Repair Section, and Ground Support Maintenance Company Cavalry System Support Team; the 701st Main Support Battalion's Alpha Company Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) Team, Bravo Company Heavy Equipment Transport Section, Delta Company D Missile Team, and Echo Company Level I Medical Treatment Team; and the 590th Quartermaster Company's SLCR
There were 66 international graduates in the SLCR certificate program and 69 international graduates in the MCR Class of 2003.
"The new SLCR program is focused on the development of essential leadership skills for those positioning themselves for a greater role in their organization," said Becky Hallden, CoreNet Global's Curriculum and Faculty Development Director.
"Both the SLCR and MCR are designed to broaden business perspective, achieve a higher level of industry knowledge and expand leadership abilities, making CBRE management some of the best within the industry."
The SLCR program was established in 2002 by CoreNet Global, which is the largest worldwide organization devoted to the professional education of corporate real estate professionals.