PACOM names Enlisted Person of the Quarter

| February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Public Affairs Office
News Release



HONOLULU — A Soldier assigned to the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, or APCSS, has been named the Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Command’s Enlisted Person of the Quarter, here, recently.

Staff Sgt. Jason Lasley, a communications security noncommissioned officer, is the first APCSS NCO ever chosen for this award.

Not only is he the primary handler for the entire APCSS’s message traffic, he also serves as a critical information conduit for tasking between PACOM and APCSS’s faculty.

Lasley has been at the APCSS for almost two years and has been in the Army for more than 16 years. One of eight junior enlisted Soldiers assigned to APCSS, he competed against five other NCOs representing the hundreds of eligible service members supporting the PACOM headquarters.

As part of his recognition, Lasley will be awarded a Joint Service Achievement Medal.

“When Lasley arrived at APCSS he hit the ground running, not only correcting deficiencies noted during a USPACOM inspector general visit, but also improving upon them, turning them into two model programs,” said Diana Kammunkun, administrative officer, APCSS. “He is a talented, diverse NCO.”

Lasley was also selected to co-host a briefing for the first-ever Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference, a component of the 14th Annual Chiefs of Defense Conference, in October.

His efforts in polling and briefing 22 senior enlisted advisors from 17 countries were warmly received and highly praised by those senior leaders.

“Staff Sgt. Lasley is a hard working, dedicated NCO who has added value to the overall APCSS environment,” said Kaelene Foo, executive secretary to the director, APCSS.

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