【11月3日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The Army's 1st Cavalry Division has ordered changes to its driver training program and is kicking two company-level officers and a staff sergeant out of the Army as the result of an investigation into a deadly Bradley fighting vehicle accident in Korea last year.

Spc. Nicholas Panipinto was killed when the right-hand side tread of the M2A3 Bradley came off and caused the massive vehicle to roll over during a Nov. 6, 2019 road test at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. Before the road test, Panipinto had received only six hours of hands-on driver training and no classroom instruction.

Current Army regulations require three days of classroom instruction and two days of hands-on driving experience, with an instructor, before military personnel are given licenses to drive Bradleys.

中譯:

美國陸軍第1騎兵師已下令修正駕駛訓練計畫,並依去年「布萊德雷」步兵戰鬥車致死事故調查結果,打算將兩名連級軍官及1名上士撤職。

2019年11月6日,1輛M2A3「布萊德雷」步兵戰鬥車在南韓「韓福瑞斯營」基地進行道路測驗時,右側履帶脫落,造成翻覆,專業技術兵帕尼平托因而殉職。

在進行道路測驗前,帕尼平托僅受過6小時的駕駛實作訓練,且未受過課堂教學。

目前陸軍規定要求,人員於取得駕駛「布萊德雷」步兵戰鬥車駕照前,需具備教官實施3天課堂教學,以及兩天駕駛實作經驗。

─關鍵軍語─

※Spc.:

Specialist, one of the junior enlisted ranks in the U.S. Army, ranked above Private First Class (E-3).

例句:

Though holding the same pay grade as the Corporal (E-4), the Specialist is not considered an NCO.

儘管專業技術兵的俸級與下士相同,卻非屬士官職務。