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News | April 12, 2021

SMA recognizes top 13 station commanders

By USAREC Public Affairs

The sergeant major of the Army and the leaders of U.S. Army Recruiting Command recognized the top 13 station commanders during a virtual ceremony April 9.

These station commanders were selected from more than 1,400 recruiting stations across the command. The top two station commanders from each of the five non-prior service recruiting brigades and the Medical Recruiting Brigade as well as the top station commander from the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion were chosen based on performance during the second quarter of the fiscal year.

“You truly embody what it means when we say ‘winning matters,’ and we have to have our ‘people first,’” Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston told the station commanders during the live streaming event. “Without those Soldiers coming into our military, we wouldn’t have an Army, so I appreciate you.”

USAREC’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen, also provided words of thanks and encouragement to the station commanders at the opening of the ceremony.

“As station commanders, essentially as our platoon sergeants, you are instrumental in setting the conditions for USAREC to meet our Army’s expectations and requirements and ultimately win,” said Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen, USAREC commanding general. “You have collectively impacted the lives of over 260 Future Soldiers, currently serving noncommissioned officers, and medical professionals.”

The station commanders recognized for their 2nd quarter achievements are as follows:

1st Recruiting Brigade

Sgt. 1st Class Endellys Sarmento
Staten Island Recruiting Station 1G1T
New York City Recruiting Battalion                                      

Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo Guerrero
Somerville Recruiting Station 1K7S
Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion

2nd Recruiting Brigade

Sgt. 1st Class Rojas
Caguas Recruiting Station 3G6C
Miami Recruiting Battalion

Sgt. 1st Class Melendez
Humacao Recruiting Station 3G6H
Miami Recruiting Battalion                                               

3rd Recruiting Brigade

Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Harkin
Waukesha Recruiting Station 5J6K
Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion                                       

Staff Sgt. Olga Molochnikova
North Clybourn Recruiting Station 5A3C
Chicago Recruiting Battalion                                      

5th Recruiting Brigade

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lloyd
Blue Springs Recruiting Station 4G4S
Kansas City Recruiting Battalion        

Sgt. 1st Class Monique Simon
Denver Recruiting Station 4D6C
Denver Recruiting Battalion                                                        

6th Recruiting Brigade

Staff Sgt. Durwood Hand
Gillette Recruiting Station 6J9G
Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion        

Staff Sgt. Aaron Paye
Korea Recruiting Station 6H7K
Portland Recruiting Battalion                                                

Medical Recruiting Brigade

Staff Sgt. William Knapp
Washington D.C. Medical Recruiting Station 9A1A
1st Medical Recruiting Battalion

Sgt. 1st Class Brian Duby
Raleigh Medical Recruiting Station 9A9X
2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion                            

Special Operation Recruiting Battalion (A)        

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Glasser
Fort Hood Recruiting Station

The ceremony can be viewed on Facebook. 

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