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  To finish my Army career as the Commanding Officer of the Army School of Physical Training (ASPT) was more than I could have hoped for and is one of the most rewarding appointments I have been privileged to hold. I am very proud to have been able to hand over the CO’s baton to my dear friend and colleague, Lt Col (MAA) Mark Field RAPTC at the Pass Out Parade of course 231 and the 50th anniversary of Probs Cse No 74 / 75.
The ASPT has always been a great place to work, it is a world leading organisation in the arena of military physical training, it influences far and wide and attracts students from all over the world. Each position at the school, although subtly different, has one major objective and that is to train and inspire the next generation of British Army PTIs to be the best they can be and to continue to deliver group and individual physical training both at home and when deployed.
I am unashamedly proud to say that I have been blessed with outstanding civilian and military staff, selflessly committed to do the best they can for others, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for the support given to me and for that given to all staff and students at the school and the wider RAPTC community.
Another busy year for the CDC has passed and much has been achieved. Among the business- as-usual requirements, it’s no easy task to address the complexities attributed to the projects set out by HQ RAPTC. Yet the CDC team have pushed hard to see key projects come to fruition and have a number still in the development stage; the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) wheel continues to turn!
SSgt (SSI) Spence led on the implementation of Mental Resilience Training (MRT) which has now been fully embedded within the training syllabus for RAPTCIs and AAPTIs. As many will know, the purpose of MRT is to improve an individual’s psychological capability to overcome, adapt, persist, and recover in the face of demanding physical effort. I am sure many will find great value in this concept and in the training being delivered.
A Change of Command - 31 March 2023
Lieutenant Colonel (MAA) C Deed MBE RAPTC
 To those reading this article, thank you for what you have done, are doing and will continue to do in the future for the Corps and the School. Our Corps is made up of hugely talented individuals from different backgrounds with a common aim to do the best for those we find in our charge. We only caretake the appointments we hold, following those who have gone before us and aim to do the best we can
SSgt (SSI) Spence Competing at the BAWF Individuals
in the small time we have. Thank you all, for your selfless-commitment to the ASPT and this unique and great Corps. Please remember:
“Positions are temporary, Ranks and Titles are limited, but the way you treat people, will always be remembered”
   WO2 (QMSI) Taylor Receiving the DASCB Coin

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