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    Leadership, tradition enstilled at NCO induction ceremony

    Leadership, tradition enstilled at NCO induction ceremony

    Photo By Sgt. John Onuoha | Sgt. 1st Class Jason Mccullough of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 6th Squadron,...... read more read more



    Story by Spc. John Onuoha 

    2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were inducted into the corps of noncommissioned officers, NCOs, at Moon Theater, Fort Stewart, Georgia, March 31.

    The ceremony recognized Soldiers who earned their sergeant stripes.

    “This event is basically a rite of passage into the corps of noncommissioned officers,” said Sgt. Jalanika Bellamymendoza, a supply NCO of Company D, 6-8 Cav. “It reemphasizes the foundation on what makes us the ‘Backbone of the Army.’”

    At this event, Soldiers learned the value of leadership and outstanding performance. It also motivated and taught junior leaders to do their best at all times.

    “It is important because it takes us back to the foundation of what noncommissioned officers do,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Oliver, senior enlisted advisor of 6-8 Cav. “If you bring a noncommissioned officer into the corps correctly and train them into being a great leader, they will thrive as leaders. When done improperly, it can lead to unfulfilled expectations.”

    Oliver advised the newly promoted sergeants to have a total concept of leadership during the traditional ceremony.

    Additionally, Sgt. Joseph Storms, a cavalry scout of Troop B, 6-8 Cav. expressed his gratitude to be among the 15 leaders inducted into the corps that day, and thankfulness to be surrounded by great leaders that made him the Soldier he is today.

    "This ceremony was a great experience for me," Storms said. "It showed the importance of leadership and the value of military traditions.”



    Date Taken: 03.31.2016
    Date Posted: 04.06.2016 11:21
    Story ID: 194523
    Location: FORT STEWART, GA, US 

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