2010 Larry Strickland Educational Leadership Award  

1/11/2011 

 

1SG Dana Jackson
SGM Charles kersey
SSG Ronald Carrion

 
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 Jackson
1SG Dana Jackson – 10th Combat Support Hospital
   
1SG Dana Jackson
:
1SG Dana L. Jackson, 10th Combat Support Hospital is a 2010 Sergeant Major Larry L. Strickland Educational Leadership Award recipient. 1SG Dana L. Jackson has consistently distinguished herself in the academic arena throughout her career having earned a Bachelor of Science with a 4.0 GPA. She is a shining example of the depth of AMEDD Soldiers. She is known throughout her command as a champion for encouraging junior Soldiers to take every opportunity to leverage the educational benefits of the Army. Most recently, she distinguished herself beyond anyone’s expectations during her deployment as Operations NCO for Medical Task Force 10-South, at Contingency Operating Adder. In December, 2008, 1SG Jackson sought the education center’s help in establishing GT Improvement courses and college classes for her Soldiers. She found that the sprawling COB in Southern Iraq only had a small Air Force education office. She refused to accept that the 10,000 plus warriors would spend a year on COB Adder without the benefit of proper educational opportunities. She immediately set about to rectify this situation. 1SG Jackson procured computers and furniture while building the infrastructure of an education center building at COB Adder. The COB Adder Education Center is still in use and continues to service Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen and the University of Maryland has stationed a full time field representative at the Education Center. 1SG Jackson has without a doubt carried on the legacy of SGM Larry Strickland of support to Soldiers and is well deserving of the Sergeant Major Larry L. Strickland Educational Leadership.

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SGM Charles kersey:
SGM Charles L. Kersey, Human Resource Command, is a 2010 recipient of the Larry L. Strickland Educational Leadership Award. Sergeant Major Kersey is a standing member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Army Degree Council and the GoArmyEd Advisory Panel, organizations which exist for the continual enhancement of educational opportunities for Soldiers. In addition to his active participation within these advisory groups, SGM Kersey continues to participate and serve as an invited guest speaker at various education seminars and conferences to include the World-Wide Education Symposium and the Council of College and Military Educators Conference. As a testament to his commitment to ensuring educational opportunities for Soldiers continue to receive the appropriate level of attention, SGM Kersey designated a new position within the Army Continuing Education System (ACES) for a Senior Enlisted Advisor. The first ACES Sergeant Major was subsequently assigned to this position in July 2010, ensuring that as future education related initiatives are developed a representative of the American Soldier is directly involved from conception to completion and that the voices of our Soldiers are never forgotten. SGM Kersey continues to support and lead initiatives that not only promote further education of our Soldiers but those that incorporate existing education data collection systems with other Human Resources system in an ongoing attempt to synchronize data exchange; projects directly related to this endeavor are the Army Career Tracker initiative by TRADOC, College of the American Soldier, and Warrior University.
  Kersey 
SGM Charles Kersey – Human Resource CommandCBT)

★★★

 

SSG Ronald Carrion
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SSG Ronald Carrion, Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, a 2010 SGM Larry L. Strickland Leadership Award recipient, exemplifies the Army’s vision of shaping and leading Soldiers. He is dedicated to motivating his Soldiers to better themselves by achieving a higher level of education and maximizing training opportunities for professional development. SSG Carrion ensured the development of his Soldiers not only through their civilian education but also through an excellent cross training program that guaranteed mission success. He organized and implemented a method to ensure Soldiers registered for Go Army Ed and were able to take classes while deployed. SSG Carrion’s dedication to improve Soldier education opportunities and his ability to concurrently guarantee unit success is a major asset to the Army. He devoted hours of personal time to guarantee that his Soldiers completed the mandatory MOS reclassification training needed for a smooth transition. He accomplished this task while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. SSG Carrion has always stressed the importance of continuing education which is reflected in the numerous Soldiers continuing to pursue their goals through both the civilian avenue and Army correspondence courses. SSG Carrion developed study board sessions to help Soldiers excel at promotion, NCO and Soldier of the month boards. SSG Carrion is an outstanding noncommissioned officer and lives the Army Values. He understands that the Army’s number one asset is Soldiers, and strives to not only improve the Soldier but also to improve the Army through the empowerment of our junior Soldiers. SSG Carrion epitomizes the qualities commensurate with the intent and spirit of the SGM Larry L. Strickland Educational Leadership Award.
  Carrion 
SSG Ronald Carrion – FORSCOM