515th Trans. Co. NCO receives special induction into Sergeant Morales Club
November 8, 2011
MANNHEIM, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Megan Curtis, a motor transport operator with the 515th Transportation Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Brigade, received a special honor from the commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Brig. Gen. Aundre Piggee, at Coleman Barracks, here Oct. 25.
Curtis was inducted into the Sergeant Morales Club, during a special ceremony at the 515th Trans. Co. headquarters. The Sergeant Morales Club is an organization that recognizes noncommissioned officers who exemplify exceptional leadership qualities. Curtis was one of three NCOs chosen out of nine competitors.
Piggee and Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer, the 21st TSC command sergeant major, arrived from Kaiserslautern to hold the induction ceremony for Curtis who was preparing to deploy and would not be able to attend the scheduled ceremony with her peers.
"I really feel honored because they're taking their time out to do this for me before I deploy," said Curtis. "It's an honor to become inducted and to be chosen among the other NCOs."
According to Spencer, the competition is only a condensed view of each competitor's skills, knowledge and expertise and just confirms the high standards of professionalism and leadership each NCO exhibits on a daily basis.
"That's really the validation phase," said Spencer about the competition. "What this noncommissioned officer does each and every day for this organization is really what this program is about, and what she is really about."
Earning the honor according to Curtis, did not come without a lot of hard work.
"It was very challenging. It was very hard and not just studying the material but being in front of the board members," said Curtis. "This was probably the most challenging thing I've ever done."
"This is a high honor for me," said Piggee after presenting Curtis with the SMC medallion. "I have always had the utmost respect for those outstanding Soldiers, those select few, who met the criteria to be selected and inducted to be a member of this outstanding organization. Sergeant Curtis, it speaks volumes about you."
"This is a great organization to be a part of," Piggee added. "I would encourage all of you to consider striving to be part of the best as sergeant Curtis has done."