• Nineteen Soldiers recite the "Noncommissioned Officer's Charge" during the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade NCO Induction Ceremony Friday at Mullins Auditorium. The newly promoted troops who were honored at the event are Sergeants James Brown, Yesenia Corey, Ashley Cutbertson, Dontavis Dancil, Rachel Dejesus, Reginald Denton, Anthony Evens, Preston Garris, Tymberlei Hawkins, Cassandra Jackson, Monty Montegut, Augustine Pekanyande, Timothy Polingo, Omar Reaves, Roscoe Richmond, Cherrelle Simpson, Nathineal Townes, Silas Williams and Cody Wilkersham.

    Taking the charge

    Nineteen Soldiers recite the "Noncommissioned Officer's Charge" during the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade NCO Induction Ceremony Friday at Mullins Auditorium. The newly promoted troops who were honored at the event are Sergeants James Brown, Yesenia Corey...

  • Sgt. Rachel Dejesus passes through the arch of responsibility during the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade NCO Induction Ceremony Friday at Mullins Auditorium.

    Arch of Responsibility

    Sgt. Rachel Dejesus passes through the arch of responsibility during the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade NCO Induction Ceremony Friday at Mullins Auditorium.

  • First Sgt. Kerrick Loyd, the lead NCO for Victor Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, lights the first of three candles that represent the sacrifice (red), purity (white) and valor (blue) of the Army noncommissioned officer corps during the final moments of the 23rd QM Brigade NCO Induction Ceremony. The other candles were lit by 1st Sgt. Eugene Saunders and Sgt. 1st Class Deneen Frazer, also unit leaders with the 262nd QM Bn.

    Lighting the candles

    First Sgt. Kerrick Loyd, the lead NCO for Victor Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, lights the first of three candles that represent the sacrifice (red), purity (white) and valor (blue) of the Army noncommissioned officer corps during the final...

  • Sgt.1st Class Marcus Harper responds to "A Soldier's Request" during the induction ceremony. An enlisted Soldier recited the challenge "train me, sergeant, so one day I too can be called sergeant." Harper replied, "Soldier, I promise that at times you may think I am hard on you. Don't mistake firmness as disrespect," and later said,  "At times, I must lead you where you need to be and not where you want to be. One day you will become a noncommissioned officer and possess the skills that I instill in you."

    A Soldier's Request

    Sgt.1st Class Marcus Harper responds to "A Soldier's Request" during the induction ceremony. An enlisted Soldier recited the challenge "train me, sergeant, so one day I too can be called sergeant." Harper replied, "Soldier, I promise that at times you...

FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 11, 2013) -- Nineteen Soldiers recite the "NCO Creed" during the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony Sept. 6 at Mullins Auditorium.

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