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Seven recruiters earn master recruiter badge in 2018

By USAREC Public Affairs USAREC HQ

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The U.S. Army Recruiting Command held the annual Master Recruiter Badge competition here from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.

Of the 27 competitors, seven recruiters earned the badge Nov. 2.

2nd Recruiting Brigade
Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas McEwen                 Columbia Recruiting Battalion
1st Sgt. David Wilkins                                           Columbia Recruiting Battalion
Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Thomson                            Raleigh Recruiting Battalion

3rd Recruiting Brigade
1st Sgt. Michael Downin                                        Columbus Recruiting Battalion
Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Carlile                                Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion
Staff Sgt. Joshua Good                                         Columbus Recruiting Battalion

Recruiting and Retention College
Sgt. 1st Class Justin Austin

Maj. Gen Frank Muth and Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha Gavia, USAREC Command team hosted the ceremony.

“It is our job and our mission in the Army and the nation to put people in boots. It’s the bottom line,”Muth said. “You have basic skillset, but as you become the subject matter expert, you go from basic to advance to senior typically to mastering your vocation. Sitting before us today are those people that had the commitment and professional dedication to drive themselves to that master level.”

Gavia asked all the recruiters who hold a Master recruiter Badge to stand up.

“You are the experts in our regiment, “Gavia said. “You set the standards for all that follow. You are the leaders to ensure that we have the technical competence to accomplish the mission.

Congratulations to all the Soldiers who earned the Master Recruiter Badge!