News: 703rd BSB upholds Army traditions with NCO induction ceremony
Story by Spc. Sarah Bailey
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fifteen soldiers with the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were inducted into the Non-Commissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony held in their honor, May 24.
For these non-commissioned officers, the ceremony not only upheld Army traditions, but it also provided an opportunity to acknowledge these individuals for the hard work they have done to achieve their promotion.
“It felt great to be inducted into the corps,” said Sgt. Nicole Manley, a medic in Company C, 703rd BSB, who was promoted to sergeant March 1. “The formal ceremony made my promotion that much more meaningful.”
Sgt. Teaneishia Hunter, also with Company C, shared similar sentiments.
“It was really something to be able to be inducted in front of my peers who I have been with for so long in 703rd BSB.”
The ceremony also recognized some non-commissioned officers who have been leaders for some time.
Staff Sgt. James Minor with Company A, 703rd BSB, who is months away from retiring from the military was also one of the inductees at the ceremony.
“It’s something I have always wanted to be a part of but was never presented the opportunity until now,” he said.
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Mosier, senior enlisted adviser for 703rd BSB, said it is important to continue Army traditions like the non-commissioned officer induction ceremony.
“Some soldiers have never seen or been to a ceremony,” he said. “For soldiers like Staff Sgt. James Minor it is very important to be inducted even though he has been an NCO for years. As an NCO and a leader there is nothing better [than taking care of] our nation’s greatest asset - America’s sons and daughters who have committed themselves to protect and defend our nation.”