Brittain: 'Always set goals'
First sergeant Rick Brittain plans to continue his career in radiology after his retirement from the Army. He has been serving for almost 20 years.

Rank, name
1st Sgt. Rick Brittain

Unit
MEDDAC

Military Occupational
Specialty / Job title
68P, radiology specialist / first sergeant

Years in service
19

Family
Married with two children

Highest education
Master's degree

Hobbies
Ultimate Frisbee, wine collecting

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In his nearly 20 years of Army service, 1st Sgt. Rick Brittain has been stationed in Korea; Fort Carson, Colo., Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Drum, N.Y.; and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

He said his most memorable experience in the Army was being selected as the senior enlisted adviser among others in his MOS (radiology specialist).
His father is the person who influenced him most in his military career, he said.

"My father ..., as a former officer, gave me the goals, traits and values that I hold today," he said.

After retirement, Brittain said he plans to become a radiology manager.

His advice for junior enlisted Soldiers is to always set goals.

"At each duty assignment they have, Soldiers need to set three personal and professional goals while they are there because it gives them something to strive for."

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