News: Soldier embraces familiar job
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – Spc. Natasha Tyrell-Crittington, a container handler and native of Teaneck, N.J., assigned to the 119th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, is deployed to Bagram Air Field. Tyrell-Crittington got back into the groove of her military occupational specialty after previously serving in headquarters and headquarters detachment as an orderly room clerk.
She worked outside of her military occupational specialty for a while but she hasn’t forgotten her training.
“It’s like riding a bike, you never forget,” said Tyrell-Crittington. “You just get on and start peddling.”
Tyrell-Crittington didn’t miss a beat as she directed troops, managed the in-flow of transportation movement requests and assisted the non-commissioned officer in charge in keeping the customers content and the local Afghan nationals on schedule.
Tyrell-Crittington said you have to truly love your job to truly learn your job. Her motto works because among the non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the 119th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, she is known as the go-to person if you want things done. Sgt. Eric Fenner, the non-commissioned officer in charge of the reception, staging, onward movement, and integration yard, speaks very highly of Tyrell-Crittington:
“I am amazed daily at Tyrell-Crittington’s work ethic and her ability juggle numerous tasks at one time and still maintain her professionalism,” said Fenner. “She is in school, has six kids at home but always performs flawlessly.”
Good soldiers are appreciated and it was evident she made a difference in her unit.
“We need more soldiers like her,” said Fenner.
Date Posted:06.28.2012 01:47
Location:BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AF
Hometown:TEANECK, NJ, US
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