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News | Oct. 29, 2021

USAREC recognizes individual, unit winners for 2021

By USAREC Public Affairs

U.S. Army Recruiting Command leaders recognized the top units, civilian employees and recruiting NCOs for fiscal 2021 during the Annual Leaders Training Conference here last week.

Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen and Command Sgt. Maj. John Foley, the USAREC command team, presented the awards during several ceremonies held throughout the week.

“The essence of excellence really resides here in this command,” Vereen said. “We talked about challenges to not only our nation, but challenges to recruiting, and what we have had to endure over the last 15 months. Despite all of the challenges, I think what is worth noting is our leaders, our noncommissioned officers, our officers, our civilians have overcome them and achieved excellence.”

Top recruiting brigade:

  • 2nd Recruiting Brigade

Top recruiting battalions:

  • 1st Recruiting Brigade: New York City Recruiting Battalion
  • 2nd Recruiting Brigade: Miami Recruiting Battalion
  • 3rd Recruiting Brigade: Nashville Recruiting Battalion
  • 5th Recruiting Brigade: Dallas Recruiting Battalion
  • 6th Recruiting Brigade: Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion
  • Medical Recruiting Brigade: 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion
  • Special Operations Recruiting Battalion: Warrant Officer Recruiting Company

Civilian Employees of the Year:

  • Outstanding Organizational Support Employee of the Year: James Pope, USAREC G-3 Programs Division
  • Outstanding Program Support Employee of the Year: Jessica Miller, Headquarters USAREC Command Group
  • Outstanding Program Specialist of the Year: Michael Nelson, Headquarters USAREC G-2
  • Outstanding Professional Employee of the Year: Scott Phillips, Headquarters USAREC G-2
  • Outstanding Supervisory Employee of the Year: Zenon Zacharyj, Recruiting Retention College

Recruiting Noncommissioned Officers of the Year:

  • Regular Army: Staff Sergeant Donggi Kim, 6th Recruiting Brigade
  • Army Reserve: Sergeant First Class Rigoberto Rodriguez, Medical Recruiting Brigade
  • Station Commander: Sergeant First Class Rigoberto Portillo, 5th Recruiting Brigade
  • First Sergeant: First Sergeant Ryan Price, 2nd Recruiting Brigade

“I am so enthused by what you do,” said Gen. Paul Funk II, commanding general for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, who was present for the final day of the conference. “I try to go to see the recruiters and try to do something with them, because I believe in you and I trust you.”



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