In this week's issue: Aug. 25, 2016
The post’s top warriors
Fort Jackson selects Soldiers of the year
“It feels good now that it’s over,” said Staff Sgt. Russell Everett, a drill sergeant with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment. He had, moments before, faced the final obstacle to determine who Fort Jackson’s top Soldiers are – a board made up of senior enlisted leaders from across post. Everett, one of many Soldiers vying for the coveted title of drill sergeant of the year, had just finished the last hurdle in Fort Jackson’s 2016 Drill Sergeant of the Year/Platoon Sergeant of the Year/Non-commissioned officer of the Year/Soldier of the Year competition.
Post Command Sgt. Maj. appears in recruiting ad
Fort Jackson Post Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian has had many roles during his Army career and now he can add being the drill sergeant face that millions will see around America. His picture from the Army’s “Can You Make the Cut” campaign was selected as one of the photos used to wrap the new U.S. Army Recruiting Command Marketing Trailers.
Soldier takes unorthodox path to chaplaincy
Becoming a Greek Orthodox minister after being a Roman Catholic priest is like learning to read right to left after reading the opposite way your entire life. A Fort Jackson chaplain did not only that but he has served at Fort Jackson both as an enlisted Soldier and commissioned officer.