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News | April 12, 2022

USAREC recognizes top station commanders

USAREC Public Affairs

U.S. Army Recruiting Command leaders recognized the top 13 station commanders for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 in a ceremony at Fort Knox April 11.

Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen and Command Sgt. Maj. John Foley presented the top two station commanders from each recruiting brigade and the top station commander from the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion with a Meritorious Service Medal, a coin and an Uncle Sam watch for their achievements.

“By being recognized today as top station commanders in USAREC, that says something about you,” Vereen said. “Good noncommissioned officers, don’t keep it to yourselves. Share your experiences, share your successes, and share your failures with others, so, one, they don’t repeat history, and, two, so they at some point in time can potentially be sitting where you are today.”

Both Vereen and Foley took time at the beginning of the ceremony to speak directly to the station commanders in the room at the headquarters building and to everyone watching the ceremony live on Facebook.

“Think about this: there are 13 of you out of 1,510, and you are the 13 highest performing noncommissioned officers for your stations, in a very complex and challenging environment with everything that is going on in our country and across the globe,” Foley said. “It is not luck that you sit here today. It’s not luck when you achieve excellence over a certain sustained amount of time. It takes great leadership. It takes a great command climate. It takes great culture. And it takes leading by example.”

USAREC’s top station commanders are as follows:

1st Recruiting Brigade

  • Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Levering
  • Staff Sgt. Joseph Adams

2nd Recruiting Brigade

  • Sgt. 1st Class Sean Byrd
  • Sgt. 1st Class Kyle Donnelly

3rd Recruiting Brigade

  • Sgt. 1st Class Kiera James
  • Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Brooks

5th Recruiting Brigade

  • Staff Sgt. Josef Mucha
  • Sgt. 1st Class Austin Conley

6th Recruiting Brigade

  • Staff Sgt. Matthew Litsey
  • Staff Sgt. Ruben Aguilar

Medical Recruiting Brigade

  • Sgt. 1st Class Ewan Brown
  • Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Morris

Special Operations Recruiting Battalion

  • Sgt. 1st Class Jason Im

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