SAMC Hawaii inducts seven

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Three award recipients and four honorary award recipients from the 8th TSC are inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club on Richardson Field, March 21. Two SAMC Certificates of Appreciation also were awarded to individuals for collectively volunteering more than 200 hours of community service with the SAMC.

Three award recipients and four honorary award recipients from the 8th TSC are inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club on Richardson Field, March 21. Two SAMC Certificates of Appreciation also were awarded to individuals for collectively volunteering more than 200 hours of community service with the SAMC.

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — After a long and rigorous process of hand-selection, recommendations and qualification boards, seven noncommissioned officers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and the 311th Signal Command (Theater) were inducted in the prestigious ranks of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, March 21, at Richardson Field, here.

The SAMC is a means of recognizing these NCOs who have contributed significantly to the development of a professional NCO Corps and a combat-ready Army.

Sgt. Audie Murphy was one of the most decorated Soldiers of World War II.

Sgt. Audie Murphy was one of the most decorated Soldiers of World War II.

“Selection as a Sgt. Audie Murphy member is a reward for noncommissioned officers whose leadership, achievements and performance merit special recognition,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Braswell, guest speaker for the ceremony and the senior enlisted leader for the 516th Sig. Brigade. “Special recognition, in my view, is expected performance versus meritorious performance of duties.”

An example of expected performance is a leader that guides and counsels a troubled Soldier regularly and takes responsibility for his actions, Braswell continued, but meritorious performance goes above and beyond the call of one’s duty and scope of responsibilities.

“The NCOs who merit special recognition are the ones who sacrifice countless hours of personal time to teach, coach and mentor a Soldier,” Braswell said, “the NCOs who care enough not to lose sight of a Soldier’s problems regardless of how long or hard the road is to solving it.”

In addition to the inductees, SAMC Certificates of Appreciation were also awarded to two young members of the community for collectively volunteering more than 200 hours of community service with the SAMC of Hawaii.

SAMC Inductees

The following are the newest members of the SAMC.

Inductees

Sgt. 1st Class Malcom Fleming, 57th Military Police Company, 8th MP Brigade

Sgt. Debroah Hammett, 58th MP Company, 8th MP Bde.

Staff Sgt. Maruquel Barnes, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

 

Honorary Inductees

Command Sgt. Maj. Keith Davis, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division

Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Wilson, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Sig. Bde., 311th Sig. Command (Theater)

1st Sgt. Henry Wilkins, 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC

Master Sgt. Matty Smith-Clayton, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th TSC

 

Certificate Awardees

Miss Serenity Cynthia Thomas, 8 years old

Miss Nevaeh Marie Thomas, 7 years old

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