SSG WOOD UTILIZED HIS CIVILIAN SKILLS TO ARRANGE A POPULAR SONG FOR THE LARGE POPULAR MUSIC GROUP, TO INCLUDE LEARNING A SOLO ON A NON-MLS INSTRUMENT. HIS ARRANGEMENT WAS PERFORMED AT ALL EXTENDED-COMBAT TRAINING CONCERTS, AND CONTINUES TO BE POPULAR WITH AUDIENCES.
AS LOAD CREW NCO, SSG WOOD TRAINED HIS REPLACEMENT, AND HE CONTINUES TO MENTOR THAT SOLDIER AND THE SAFETY OF THE LOAD CREW, ENSURING SAFE TRANSPORTATION OF OVER $300,000 OF MUSICAL EQUIPMENT TO OVER 40 PERFORMANCES.
SSG WOOD'S LEADERSHIP AND "TAKE-CHARGE" ATTITUDE DEVELOPED A SENSE OF TEAMWORK, LOYALTY AND INITIAIVE IN HIS SUBORDINATES. HIS ENTHUSIASM AND DEDICATION INSPIRED HIS PEERS AND SUBORDINATES TO RISE ABOVE THEMSELVES TO ACCOMPLISH ALL MISSIONS. THIS SUCCESS CAUSED HIM TO BE CHOSEN AS 312TH ARMY BAND NCO OF THE YEAR.
o demonstrated an expansive knowledge of vocal and instrumental music
o served as vocalist and vocal soloist for the United States Army Chorus during the premier DC performance
o frequently selected as soloist with the Army Concert Band and Orchestra
o collaborated with smaller ensembles and professional groups to hone his skills
o thrilled audiences nationwide with well-rehearsed renditions of Army standards
o was recorded with the Concert Band during the performance of the Shostakovich Second Piano Concerto
o enhanced the legacy of Pershing's Own with over 20 recorded titles
o demonstrated exceptional dedication to his performances
o her practiced dedication of over 200 hours was key to the success of the Guardsmen musical performance