SSG P's leadership was essential to the success of the Echo Forward Support Company (E FSC) Military Funeral Honors detail. As the detail NCOIC, he led two NCO and eight Soldiers sacrificing over 80 hours a week for training learning steps and movements for rendering honors. SSG P's ability to master voice commands and position placement for the Soldiers and his ability to manage his team during training, providing endless mentoring, guidance and constant support was critical to the success of Funeral Service detail.
SSG P served with professionalism, honor, distinction and respect conducting ??? funeral services rendering honors to active duty members, retirees, and veterans. His meticulous and orthodox training expectations resulted in Soldiers producing flawless performances in the firing team, pallbearers team and six man flag folding team. SSG P's management and planning played a vital role in the success of the E FSC Military Funeral Honors detail demonstrating outstanding directorship skills and finesse as Military Funeral Honors NCOIC.
SPC Rodriguez was essential to the success of the Echo Forward Support Company (E FSC) Military Funeral Honors detail. He mastered firing team, pallbearers team and six man flag team positions sacrificing over 80 hours a week for training, learning steps and movements for rendering honors. SSG Rodriguez's ability to learn position placement and confidence coupled with his untiring efforts and can do attitude testify to his achievements and accolades as an outstanding Soldier participating in the E FSC Military Funeral Honors detail.
SPC Rodriguez served with professionalism, honor, distinction and respect conducting ??? funeral services rendering honors to active duty members, retirees, and veterans. His meticulous and orthodox training resulted in flawless performances in the firing team, pallbearers team and six man flag folding team. SPC Rodriguez's endeavors and personal involvement resulted in four excellent progress reports summited by funeral directors and families demonstrating outstanding service from the E FSC Military Funeral Honors detail.
PFC James Patrick White, while assigned to Headquarters Company, Headquarters FH, Fort Huachuca, AZ, 85613. PFC White, while serving as a Personnel Records trained specialist, further took charge and volunteered for the Post's newly created Honor Guard.
After thirty days, including weekends of drills, an honorable platoon of precision designed Honor Guardsman presented to the Commanding General of USAIC and the Military Intelligence Command and Schools.
The Honor Guard impressed the Post leadership and dignitaries giving our post and community visitors the event finale, reflecting a professional appearance.
It is with great respect I commend the Honor Guard for traveling across the State to present at a Final Rest ceremony and create good will in representing Fort Huachuca in smart detail in step with the values and traditions held.
PFC James P. White, thank you for adding an extra measure of honor to our Company and command position by your engaging actions.
During this period, SFC Childer served as a Bugler, sounding live Taps during Military Funeral Honors for numerous deceased Army soldiers, Army retirees, Army veterans, and Army Air Corps veterans, including over a dozen active duty deaths sustained from OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. SFC Childer's mastery of the bugle enabled him to flawlessly deliver Taps under pressure, in all weather environments. He was continually available at a moment's notice to perform throughout the State of Texas.
SGT Doe demonstrated precision and professionalism as the NCOIC of the honor guard firing team. His sterling example fostered a sense of teamwork, loyalty, and initiative in his subordinates while serving on the Joint Service Honor Guard and Dallas Honor team. He represented the Department of Defense and the US Army with pride while rendering full military honors to peace time and wartime veterans in the State of Texas.
PFC Childer performed admirably as a member of the 4th Sustainment Brigade Funeral Honors Team. He mastered the proper funeral honors and procedures while completing a demanding training regiment. PFC Childer's attention to detail and professionalism were noticed by all members of the detail and commended by the command. He represented the Department of Defense with pride while rendering full military honors to 7 U.S. Army wartime veterans in the State of Texas.
PFC Childer's team was called upon to conduct four funerals during Christmas block leave. His team was the only BTB team available that was fully trained and was always ready to go out and accomplish the mission. PFC Childer was an example of the Mission First, can-do attitude by sacrificing his leave to help others when the 4th SUS BDE needed a full honors team during Christmas block leave.
For exceptionally meritorious service while serving as the senior state trainer for the New Mexico Army National Guard military funeral honors program and area coordinator for the greater southwest area of the state. Due to his consistent performance and dedication to the service of others, SGT Coleman has been selected as honor guardsmen of the year. Through your sterling and professional conduct as a military ambassador, culminating in this distinguished period of service, your actions reflect great credit upon yourself, the military funeral honors program, the New Mexico Army National Guard and the United States Army.