From Mexico to the U.S. Army: Tempe recruiter excels serving adopted country
Staff Sgt. Roberto Morales (left), recruiter, Superstition Recruiting Station, Tempe Recruiting Company, poses with his family, wife Heather (center), daughter Isabella (right) and son Bentley (bottom), in this photo from 2019. (Courtesy Photo)
May 29, 2020 - For many immigrants, serving in the U.S. Army is a way of giving back to the nation which has given them a better life and helped make their dreams become reality. It’s a selfless service which makes the Army a unique melting pot of Soldiers from many diverse races and nations. Part of this group is Staff Sgt. Roberto Morales, a recruiter assigned to the Superstition Recruiting Station, Tempe Recruiting Company, who was born and raised in Mexico, until he left for the United States at the age of 9.

Language skills help soldiers serve
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Rosado
May 28, 2020 - Multilingual Soldiers are finding themselves in high demand as volunteer workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight Soldiers from the Southern California Recruiting Battalion volunteer at the Saddleback Church food pantry each Wednesday and Saturday. Their ability to translate information to Spanish is helping families navigate the current crisis.

Army surgeon general commissions 130 new healthcare professionals
Screen shot of the first nationwide medical virtual commissioning ceremony hosted by the U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Brigade on May 20, 2020. One hundred thirty officers from across the United States raised their right hand and committed themselves to serving in the U.S. Army. U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle delivered the Oath of Commissioned Officers.
May 26, 2020 - One hundred and thirty of the Army’s newest healthcare professionals raised their right hands May 20, marking the first-ever, nationwide virtual commissioning hosted by the U.S. Army’s 45th Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Scott R. Dingle.

Recruiting and Retention College instructor named TRADOC NCO Instructor of the Year
Sgt. 1st Class Rankin holds her medal after completing the Army Ten Miler in Washington, D.C.
May 19, 2020 - For the second year in a row, an instructor from the U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention College has been named the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of the Year. Sgt. 1st Class Heather Rankin was announced among the 2020 winners in a TRADOC memorandum May 8.

Recruiter by day, a battle buddy for life
Sgt. Jayme Mort
May 19, 2020 - During the day Sgt. Jamye Mort works hard to find candidates to join the U.S. Army, but in her off time, she volunteers to help her fellow Soldiers. Mort, a recruiter with the Frederick Company, Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, spends her off-duty hours volunteering with a local non-profit organization that helps veterans and their families cope with mental health and physical issues.