Represented 317th Support Maintenance Company, 95th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and the United States Army with the utmost professionalism and distinction during the 39th International Monchengladbach Military Team Competition on 30 September 2023. He successfully completed the one-day long military competition consisting of a 25km foot march, infantry tactics, First Aid/T-CCC, Land Navigation, an obstacle course, German weapons IWQ, raft river crossing, rock climbing, among other Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills. Soldier and his team of three finished in the top 10 of participants while competing against Soldiers and First Responders from 21 different nations. Additionally, participation in this event increased the trust and comradery amongst the United States Army and our NATO partners.
For exemplary achievement, continuation, and demonstration of physical fitness training. Specialist Blank demonstrated enthusiasm before and after completion of the Army Combat Fitness Test scoring a perfect score of 600. His outspoken prioritization of physical training, influence within the ranks to realize physcial excellence, and steady excecution of 'above the standard' test scores inspired and motivated his fellow soldiers. Highlighting a hallmark and key tenet of aspiring leadership, Specialist Blank furthered and sustained the U.S. Army standard.
Sergeant Soldier was selected to participate in the 2022 All-Army basketball team trial camp. He was handpicked over 200 other soldiers who tried out, to be a part of the 12-man team. Sergeant Soldier played a vital role as the Team Captain and starting Point Guard in the Armed Forces tournament, culminating in a gold medal finish against the Marines, Navy and Air Force. Sergeant Soldier displayed leadership by being the team's leader in assists and steals for the tournament as well as demonstrating true sportsmanship, camaradery, and respect for the Army values.
Specialist Blank facilitated the registration of more than 500 participants in the Norwegian Foot March as part of Vision Quest 23. More than any other battalion participant, Specialist Blank ensured the successful set up and execution of this international event. Specialist Blank completed the 30km course within time standard and earned her Norwegian Foot March badge.
SPC Delgado distinguished herself above her peers. SPC Delgado placed 6th of all females during the Army 10-miler with a time of 1:27:48, placing her in the top 50 of all participants. Dedicated to a healthy life style, SPC Delgado also completed the Foreign Luxembourg March and was awarded the Marche Internationale de Diekirch Medal for rucking a total of 40km over two days.
FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE 62D QUARTERMASTER COMPANY'S ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST ON (DATE). (SOLDIER)'S COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN SCORING 90 IN EACH APFT EVENT WITH AN OVERALL SCORE OF (SOLDIER'S SCORE). HIS/HER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IS AN EXAMPLE FOR SOLDIERS TO EMULATE. HIS/HER DEDICATION REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIM/HER, THE 62D QUARTERMASTER COMPANY, THE 553D COMBAT SUSTAINMENT SUPPORT BATTALION, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
SSG Soldier demonstrated exceptional dedication to his physical and mental fitness by making the time after hours to run over 50 miles during the 15 day 2020 annual training. SSG Soldier was able to do this while accomplishing all assigned tasks at the Blackwood Army Reserve Center in addition to all of the course requirements for the soldiers attending Virtual Annual Training.
Went above and beyond while leading and instructing soldiers within the Department of Pathology. SPC Soldier developed a physical training program to assist soldiers with the new ACFT, while simultaneously ensuring soldiers still met standards of the APFT. SPC Soldier purchased equipment and allowed fellow soldiers to utilize it. He arrives early to PRT sessions with his equipment to set it up and stays late taking the equipment down.
SSG prepared himself physically for the arduous 18.6 mile Norwegian Foot March (NFM) in April 2021 and completed it in less than 3 hours and 25 min carrying a 27.5lb ruck. He accomplished this notable feat just 2 weeks after completing the 4.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March in April 2021.