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    The Golden Touch

    The Golden Touch

    Photo By Sgt. James Geelen | U.S. Army Maj. Michael R. Meyers II, executive officer, 4th Special Troops Battalion,...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. James Geelen 

    4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade

    FORT CARSON, Co. – No athlete or coach will ever tell you that they’re satisfied with second place. Competitors always strive to improve upon their last performance. The same holds true for U.S. Army Maj. Michael R. Meyers II, executive officer for 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade. When Meyers was selected to coach the All-Army Women’s basketball team for the second year in a row, his goal was to do better than last year’s silver medal.
    “I absolutely feel that this team has improved,” Meyers said. “Last year we lost three games to the U.S. Navy and won the silver medal. This year we came together, played great and won the gold medal.”
    Even after finishing with a 6-1 record and winning the tournament, Meyers still sees areas the team can improve in next year.
    “I would like to see us play better defense,” Meyers said. “And we lost another game to the Navy, call me greedy, but I would like to have an undefeated tournament. But that might not be realistic when you’re playing games every day.”
    The winning coach is automatically selected to become the coach for the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s basketball team.
    “I’ve been selected to coach the women’s team at the 7th Military World Games,” Meyers said. “These games are governed by the International Military Sports Council, CISM, which is one step below the Olympic committee, as a governing body. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to represent Fort Carson, the Army and the United States of America.”
    The Military World Games are an event organized every four years, one year before the Olympic Games are held. This year’s games will be held October 14-24 in Wuhan City, China.
    “Maj. Meyers is a passionate professional that cares about what he does, he’s determined and won’t accept anything less than winning,” said Lt. Col. Gavin Luher, battalion commander, 4th Special Troops Battalion. “I couldn’t think of anyone better to represent the unit, Fort Carson, and the Army on a global stage.”
    This year’s women’s team will be comprised of five Soldiers, four Sailors, two Airmen and a Marine.
    “All these great services are involved with their best athletes stepping forward to represent our country,” Meyers said. “This is an amazing and humbling opportunity.”
    As Meyers and his team continue to prepare to represent the United States, 4STB leadership believes they will make everyone proud.
    “If his team accepts his leadership and approaches their craft with as much planning and preparation as Maj. Meyers does here at work, they will be extremely successful,” Luher said. “Win or lose, everyone here will be cheering them



    Date Taken: 06.28.2019
    Date Posted: 07.01.2019 12:22
    Story ID: 329931
    Location: FORT CARSON, CO, US 
    Hometown: MANSFIELD, PA, US

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