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    Soldier of the Week: Spc. Allen M. Jackson

    Soldier of the Week: Spc. Allen M. Jackson

    Photo By Sgt. Sharmain Burch | This week's Third Army/ARCENT soldier of the week is Spc. Allen M. Jackson, Third...... read more read more



    Story by Spc. Sharmain Burch 

    U.S. Army Central

    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.



    Date Taken: 04.09.2013
    Date Posted: 04.09.2013 14:50
    Story ID: 104881
    Location: SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC, US 

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