Engineers earn regimental awards

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sturgis Award nominee Staff Sgt. Charles Worley (front), a squad leader for 643rd Horiz.Eng. Co., 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, shows his leadership skills by working with locals from Thailand on their engineering project. (Photo courtesy Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command)

Sturgis Award nominee Staff Sgt. Charles Worley (front), a squad leader for 643rd Horiz.Eng. Co., 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, shows his leadership skills by working with locals from Thailand on their engineering project. (Photo courtesy Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command)

2nd Lt. Carolyn Johnson
84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Brigade, selected four of its Soldiers to compete for various regimental awards within the Army engineer community.

Each Soldier underwent a rigorous selection process, competing against many other Soldiers throughout the 8th TSC.

The nominees and their respective awards are as follows:

•1st Lt. Shane Wright, for the Grizzly Award.
Wright has increased his platoon’s operational readiness by 23 percent, received 100 percent on all his inspections and increased his Mission Essential Task List capabilities by 20 percent. He also participated in the Best Sapper Competition and then deployed to the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, only 48 hours later.
“To me, it was a great honor to be nominated for this award, but the recognition should really go to my platoon,” said Wright, a platoon leader in 561st Horizontal Eng. Company.
“Without their hard work and dedication to the mission, we would never be as successful,” Wright added. “I’ve learned a lot from them, and that has helped me grow and become a better leader each and every day.”

•Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edgar Espiritu, the Warrant Officer Award.
Espiritu, a construction engineer technician, said that it was a privilege and honor to be nominated for the Warrant Officer Award.
He served as the backbone of construction execution for more than $3.7 million worth of troop construction and has extended his influence to Soldiers of both the U.S. and host nations.
He has served in combat deployments in Kuwait, with a Civic Action Team in Micronesia and in six Theater Security Cooperation Program exercises throughout U.S. Army Pacific.

Worley (front right) briefs Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons (front left), commander, 8th TSC, on the Polaris Point Water Tanker Storage Project site in Guam. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Carolyn Johnson, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command)

Worley (front right) briefs Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons (front left), commander, 8th TSC, on the Polaris Point Water Tanker Storage Project site in Guam. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Carolyn Johnson, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command)

•Staff Sgt. Charles Worley, the Sturgis Award.
Worley is currently a squad leader for 643rd Horiz. Eng. Co. In just six years from enlisting in the Army, he has been in charge of numerous construction projects located in Afghanistan, the Philippines and at PTA.
He coached his platoon at an M-16 range, which resulted in 100 percent qualification, and earned consecutive perfect scores on the Army physical fitness test.

•Spc. Austin Gonzalez, the Van Autreve Award.
Gonzales has won the Battalion Soldier of the Month, Battalion Soldier of the Quarter, and Brigade Soldier of the Quarter in just two years of service.
“I would like to thank my chain of command for the opportunities they have given me, as well as my peers, who helped me push myself,” said Gonzales. “It’s an honor to have represented the 84th Eng. Bn. for this award.”

The 84th Eng. Bn. hopes to continue its streak by producing quality Soldiers and leaders who constantly spread their knowledge throughout the unit.

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