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This week’s U.S. Army Central Soldier Spotlight is Sgt. Maritess M. Bell, chaplain assistant for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. Bell, a native of the Philippines who considers Hawaii her home, is being recognized for her dedication to service. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Taikeila Chancey USARCENT Public Affairs)

By Staff Sgt. Taikeila Chancey
USARCENT Public Affairs

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – This week’s U.S. Army Central Soldier Spotlight is Sgt. Maritess M. Bell, chaplain assistant for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

Bell is a native of the Philippines but considers Hawaii her home. She joined the Army January 2004 and is married with two daughters.

Q. What are your hobbies?

A. I enjoy hiking, playing with my kids, and fixing/rebuilding classic cars with my husband.

Q. What do you enjoy doing most during your free time?

A. During my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family.

Q. What is your long-term professional goal?

A. My long-term professional goal is to complete my degree in mechanical engineering

Q. When did you make the decision to become a Soldier and why?

A.I decided to become a Soldier after 9-11, I wanted to serve as well as help our country.

Q. If you could take a vacation to a location of your choice, where would you go?

A. If I could take a vacation to a location of my choice, I would visit Italy or take a Caribbean cruise.

Q. What do you enjoy most about being a Soldier?

A. I enjoy helping fellow Soldiers with their needs, problems and issues.

Q. If you could change one thing about the Army, what would you change and why?

A. I would eliminate the physical training reflective belt because the PT uniform is designed to be reflective.


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Date Taken:08.19.2014

Date Posted:08.19.2014 16:47

Location:SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:HONOLULU, HI, US

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