PFC Kettlebaum set the example for all other soldiers to emulate at the Squadron's Soldier of the Month Board. His extensive knowledge of various Army topics, attention to detail, being physically and mentally tough, and impeccable military bearing set him apart from his peers and was instrumental in him winning the board over seven other qualified Soldiers from the Squadron. PFC Kettlebaum's hard work and professionalism has become the new standard against which other Soldiers will be measured in the future. The devoted efforts of PFC Kettlebaum reflect great credit upon himself, the U.S. Army European Command and the United States Army.
As Soldier and NCO of the Quarter competition NCOIC, he revised all training outlines and evaluation standards for existing boards to more accurately evaluate Soldier readiness as compared to peers and recognize peformance that exceeds standards. His efforts resulted in a successful quarter board event that more accurately measured performance, challenged the Soldiers, and better prepared them for higher echelon competitions. The devoted efforts of SFC Alexander reflect great credit upon himself, the U.S. Army European Command and the United States Army.