• BAGHDAD - As a unit armorer Spc. Aljalel Eaddy, who hails from Gresham, S.C.,  inspects an M-4 rifle for cleanliness and serviceability.  Eaddy also serves as a unit supply specialist for Company A, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) with the 225th Engineer Brigade.

    BAGHDAD - As a unit armorer Spc. Aljalel Eaddy...

    BAGHDAD - As a unit armorer Spc. Aljalel Eaddy, who hails from Gresham, S.C., inspects an M-4 rifle for cleanliness and serviceability. Eaddy also serves as a unit supply specialist for Company A, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) with the 225th...

  • BAGHDAD - As a unit supply specialist, Spc. Aljalel Eaddy, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, flips through a hand-receipt book of thousands of company items and equipment.  The Gresham, S.C. native uses his exceptional organizational skills to stay on top of all his supply and armorer responsibilities.

    BAGHDAD - As a unit supply specialist, Spc...

    BAGHDAD - As a unit supply specialist, Spc. Aljalel Eaddy, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, flips through a hand-receipt book of thousands of company items and equipment. The Gresham, S.C. native uses his exceptional...

BAGHDAD -Ask any company commander or executive officer and they will tell you the supply system is extremely vital to the overall success of the unit and mission. The supply Soldier is responsible for literally millions of dollars worth of property and while deployed, the days are long and tiresome, but are filled with new experiences that might not be possible in the garrison environment.

Spc. Aljalel Eaddy, unit supply specialist and armorer for Company A, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, a native of Gresham, S.C., believes performing his job in Iraq is a great opportunity to hone his craft. Working in the supply field in combat gives Eaddy the opportunity to see several different supply systems throughout the theater of operations. Eaddy knows that while in combat, when a Soldier needs a vital piece of equipment, his day does not end until he can provide for the mission.

Eaddy, who enlisted in the Army in October 2006, chose the supply field because of his desire to help people.

"I like logistics and I enjoy helping Soldiers," stated Eaddy.

As a junior enlisted Soldier, Eaddy took on the additional task of a unit armorer, without hesitation.

"Being an armorer is a cool job. It gives me even more responsibility," Eaddy said. "I'm a Specialist and a hand receipt holder."

The unit armorer is responsible for the accountability and maintenance for unit weapons and other sensitive equipment and the job requires impeccable organizational and analytical skills. The added responsibility will give Eaddy the knowledge and experience required to advance in rank and reach his goal of becoming a non-commissioned officer.

"He is always eager to learn, he's always asking questions. He has really got some great organizational skills and he's really mature," stated Sgt. Ryan Kindhart, Eaddy's team leader, a Iowa City, Iowa native.

Spc. Eaddy's future plans are to use his training as an armorer outside of the military and return to Iraq as a contractor. He is excited about his future assignment to Fort Stewart, but even more excited to see his wife, Brittany.

"I can't wait to get home. I learned a lot, but it's been a long deployment," he said.

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