FORT STEWART, Ga. - The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducted four of Fort Stewart's finest noncommissioned officers into their prestigious ranks at Woodruff Theater, March 14, 2013. The SAMC was created to develop, inspire and motivate the best leaders possible in the United States Army, and these NCOs are no stranger to exemplary character.

Sgt. Asley Brice of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 92nd Engineer Battalion, Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Beard of Company B, 3rd Battalion 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Staff Sgt. Jackie T. Green of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, and Sgt. 1st Class John M. Stephens of Company C, 3rd Battalion 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were all honored for their leadership achievements and performance merit by being inducted to the highly coveted SAMC organization.

"My name is Brock, and I am a soldier for life," stated Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock, guest speaker for the ceremony and U.S. Army Medical Command command sergeant major, as she opened the ceremony.

"I work for you, and it is important to grow the bench," Brock said referring to the development of young soldiers. "Giving soldiers the opportunity to teach, coach and mentor is key to growing the bench; learn to trust them to do the right thing by training them to do the right thing."

Brock offered helpful advice to all soldiers placing emphasis on the needed understanding that "We are all humans, and we all make mistakes - love them and lead them or use them and abuse them." She further explained the importance of nurturing the development of soldiers by being available to them, encouraging approachability and always maintaining concern for their needs, training, development and welfare.

Brock recalled a few of her mentors from throughout her career and recommended that all soldiers find a mentor to help guide them in their journey to becoming approachable leaders.

"Our greatest asset is the people within our formations and these folks represent the best of the best," concluded Brock in regards to Brice, Beard, Green and Stephens.

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