Exemplary Iron Brigade Soldier recognized
Spc. Sarah Brown, of Reedsburg, Wis., 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, tells Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Champagne, United States Division-South's senior enlisted member, how much she enjoys her job.

United States Division-South's senior noncommissioned officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Champagne, recognized exemplary Soldiers on his trip to Contingency Operating Base Adder while visiting the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division July 7.

Spc. Sarah Brown of Reedsburg, Wis., was one of the Soldiers presented with a coin for her contributions to the operational management team in support of the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd BCT in southern Iraq.

Brown is currently serving as the operational management team reports officer in the 3rd BSTB intelligence section. As the reports officer, Brown ensures all human intelligence collection teams that fall under the operational management team have the proper tools to write and publish information they receive.

"Spc. Brown has assisted the human collection team in numerous reports. The time, effort and dedication sets Brown apart as she aids the human collection teams in getting information to the units efficiently," said Staff Sgt. Aaron Creasman of Madrid, Neb.

"Since coming to Company A, Spc. Brown has been an outstanding Soldier. Her work ethic and military bearing stands out to me. She is quite a professional in all aspects. I'm looking forward to seeing her move up to the rank of sergeant," said 1st Sgt. Louis Brown III, the first sergeant for Company A, 3rd BSTB.

"I was very surprised; I believe many other individuals in the unit deserve recognition but am honored my unit thought I deserved it," Brown said. "Receiving a coin this early in my first deployment will definitely help me stay motivated for the following months."

Brown's family has a long military lineage. Her grandfather, William Brown, served in the Air Force and her father, James Brown, served in the Army as an infantryman. Her uncle, Charles Brown, served in the Army's military police, she said.

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