NAACP honors Sustainers for military leadership

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
NAACP Outstanding Military Leadership Award winners with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command pose for a photo with their leadership during a luncheon Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Pearl Harbor-Hickam OfficerÕs Club. During the luncheon, Command Sgt. Maj. Janet F. Thomas of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, Sgt. 1st Class Jadia L. Scott of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and 1st Lt. Shayla N. Leathers of the 303d Ordnance Battalion (EOD) were awarded for their exceptional leadership and selfless. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin, 8th TSC PAO)

NAACP Outstanding Military Leadership Award winners with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command pose for a photo with their leadership during a luncheon Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Pearl Harbor-Hickam Officer’s Club. During the luncheon, Command Sgt. Maj. Janet F. Thomas of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, Sgt. 1st Class Jadia L. Scott of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and 1st Lt. Shayla N. Leathers of the 303d Ordnance Battalion (EOD) were awarded for their exceptional leadership and selfless.

 

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — Command Sgt. Maj. Janet F. Thomas of the 8th Special Troops Battalion and Sgt. 1st Class Jadia L. Scott of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were honored by the Honolulu-Hawaii chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People during a luncheon, Saturday, at the Officers Club, here.

Thomas and Scott were amongst 18 service members nominated by their commands for their exceptional leadership and selfless community service while serving at military commands in Guam, Hawaii, Japan and Korea.

Alphonso Braggs, president of the Honolulu-Hawaii chapter of the NAACP, presented the awards and commended the service members for their service and hard work.

“The community takes great pride and joy in recognizing and thanking you for your service,” Braggs said. “It is what you do that allows us to sleep well at night in knowing that we can enjoy the liberties that are contained within our constitution.”

Thomas, 8th STB’s senior enlisted adviser, received the NAACP’s Dr. Mary McCloud Bethune Inspirational Leadership Award, while Scott, a movements noncommissioned officer with the 8th TSC, received the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Meritorious Community Service Award.

Scott said that she was appreciative of her selection for the award, and credited her leaders throughout her career for her success.

“I’m astonished by it,” Scott said of her selection. “I’m very thankful for it, and this lets me know that what I do is making a difference.”

“Being able to emulate the positive images that mentors portrayed and wanting to give back to the communities that I belong to, whether civilian or military, helped get me to this point,” Scott continued.

Thomas said she considered the experience to be humbling.

“I’m humbled, but very appreciative of the opportunity,” she said. “It’s truly amazing.”

 

NAACP

Founded Feb. 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Find more information on the Honolulu chapter of the NAACP. Call 599-5500 or visit http://naacphawaii.zohosites.com/.

 

 

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