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This week's Third Army/ARCENT soldier of the week is Spc. Allen M. Jackson, Third Army/ARCENT communications specialist. The Durham, N.C., native entered into the U.S. Army as an active duty soldier after graduating from high school in 2010. "My brother and I entered the Army together, went through basic training and advanced individual training together, so being as competitive as we are, we made a bet to see who would become sergeant first, so my goal is to beat him to the punch," said Allen. (Army photo by Spc. Sharmain Burch)

By Spc. Sharmain Burch
Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – This week’s Third Army/ARCENT Soldier of the Week is Spc. Allen M. Jackson, a Third Army/ARCENT communications specialist.

The Durham, N.C., native entered into the U.S. Army as an active duty soldier a few months after graduating from high school in 2010. Since entering he spent his first year in Korea before being assigned to Third Army/ARCENT at Shaw AFB, S.C. Though Allen continues to challenge himself as a soldier ranging from his technical training to volunteering as a basketball coach with the “Brother’s United” program, his biggest challenge by far is being promoted to the rank of sergeant before his brother. “My brother and I entered the Army together, went through basic entry training and advanced individual training together, so being as competitive as we are, we made a bet to see who would become sergeant first, so my goal is to beat him to the punch,” said Allen.

Q: What is your favorite movie genre?

A: Action. No specific one, I just love action films.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Whoa … chicken. Yes I am a chicken guy.

Q: What are your goals?

A: Become the first, between my brother and me to get promoted to sergeant.

Q: What are you most proud of?

A: My relationship with my family and the influence we’ve had on each other.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I like playing basketball, so I volunteer with the “Brother’s United” program and play basketball with the kids and help with the homeless.

Q: If you could spend one hour with anyone, who would it be and why?

A: Kobe Bryant because he is my favorite basketball player.


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Date Taken:04.09.2013

Date Posted:04.09.2013 14:49

Location:SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC, USGlobe

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