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U.S. Army Recruiting Command recognizes top performers

By USAREC Public Affairs USAREC HQ

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U.S. Army Recruiting Command recognized its top units and individuals during this week’s Annual Leaders Training Conference here.

USAREC Noncommissioned Officers of the Year:

Regular Army Recruiting NCO of the Year
Staff Sgt. Billie Getche, Denver Recruiting Battalion, 5th Recruiting Brigade

Army Reserve Recruiting NCO of the Year
Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Schrecker, Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion, 5th Recruiting Brigade

Station Commander of the Year
Sgt. 1st Class Jermaine Maddox, Raleigh Recruiting Battalion, 2nd Recruiting Brigade

First Sergeant of the Year
First Sgt. Stephen Coghill, Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion, 3rd Recruiting Brigade

USAREC Department of the Army Civilian Employees of the Year:
Outstanding Organizational Support Employee of the Year
Erin Hall, Protocol Specialist, Executive Services, Headquarters, USAREC

Outstanding Program Support Employee of the Year
Jery Zambounis, Human Resources Assistant, Cleveland Recruiting Battalion, 3rd Recruiting Brigade

Outstanding Program Specialist Employee of the Year
Amanda Hay-Caroffino, Public Affairs Specialist, New York City Recruiting Battalion, 1st Recruiting Brigade

Outstanding Professional Employee of the Year
David Dormann, Education Services Specialist, 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion, Medical Recruiting Brigade

Outstanding Supervisory Employee of the Year
Charles Tomberlin, Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, Headquarters, 3rd Recruiting Brigade

USAREC FY18 Unit Awards:
Top Special Operations Recruiting Company Delta Company
Top Medical Recruiting Battalion 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion Las Vegas
U.S. Army 1st Recruiting Brigade Top Battalion New York City Recruiting Battalion
US Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade Top Battalion Tampa Recruiting Battalion
U.S. Army 3rd Recruiting Brigade Top Battalion Army Recruiting Indianapolis
US Army 5th Recruiting Brigade Top Battalion US Army San Antonio Recruiting Battalion
U.S. Army 6th Recruiting Brigade Top Battalion Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion
Top Recruiting Brigade for Fiscal Year 2018 2nd Recruiting Brigade
Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, participated in the conference and the Annual Awards Luncheon to highlight the efforts of the command’s noncommissioned officers and civilians of the year for fiscal 2018.

“I tell folks all the time that TRADOC is the team that builds the greatest Army in the world,” the general said. “No one plays a more important role, a more direct role in building our Army than the men and women of U.S. Army Recruiting Command.”

Townsend was recently designated as the senior responsible official for Army accessions and has been visiting recruiting stations across the country to better understand the challenges recruiters face and the work they do every day to find quality men and women to serve.

“You’re not just recruiters,” Townsend told the crowd at the luncheon. “You’re soldiers, you’re mentors, you’re coaches, and you’re role models. You always place the mission first, you get everything you can into the fight and you do everything you can to accomplish the mission for our Army and for our nation.”