New 3-7th FA Regt. NCOs uphold tradition as leaders

| October 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Spc. Hillary Rustine
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division

The graduating NCOs of 3rd Bn., 7th FA Regt., 3rd BCT, 25th ID, stand ready to accept their new responsibilities as leaders during the unit’s NCO Induction Ceremony, Sept. 29. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Under the crossed swords of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, a new group of noncommissioned officers became part of the backbone of the Army in an NCO induction ceremony, Sept. 29, at the 3rd Bn., 7th FA Regt., 3rd BCT Headquarters Gymnasium.

Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Davila, command senior enlisted leader, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, spoke to the newly indoctrinated NCOs about being adaptive and finding mentors. 

“Find the leader who had the biggest impression on you and emulate them,” he said. 

The new graduates were encouraged to lead by example, charged to honor the traditions of the Army and reminded to respect the men and women who have come before them. 

“This is an outstanding experience that we should go through to carry on the traditions of the Army,” said Sgt. Arthur Stevenson, recent graduate, 3rd Bn., 7th FA Regt., 3rd BCT. 

Staff Sgt. Leo Escartin, 3rd Bn., 7th FA Regt., 3rd BCT, agreed with Stevenson’s sentiment about honoring traditions.

“It is good to continue to uphold the ceremony as (a) stepping stone (of) our military careers,” he said.

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