• FIRST RECIPIENTS: The U.S. Army Recruiting Command has created a medallion for Center of Influencers (COI) to recognize the contributions
they provide to the field. Two of Sacramento's influential COIs " Ms. Cindy Beck, left, and Mrs. Lucie Marx Titus " received the U.S. Army Recruiting
Command Recruiting Excellence Medallion in front of company commanders and station commanders on Dec. 14, 2011. Grassroots Board President Dr. Lance Izumi, center, Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hendricks, second from right, and Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Chuck Duray present the medallions at the California Military Museum in Sacramento.

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    FIRST RECIPIENTS: The U.S. Army Recruiting Command has created a medallion for Center of Influencers (COI) to recognize the contributions they provide to the field. Two of Sacramento's influential COIs " Ms. Cindy Beck, left, and Mrs. Lucie Marx Titus...

  • The U.S. Army Recruiting Command has created a medallion for Center of Influencers (COI) to recognize the contributions they provide to the field. Two of Sacramento's influential COIs " Ms. Cindy Beck, left, and Mrs. Lucie Marx Titus " received the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Recruiting Excellence Medallion in front of company commanders and station commanders on Dec. 14, 2011 at the California Military Museum in Sacramento. On hand were Grassroots Board President Dr. Lance Izumi, second from right and Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hendricks.

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    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command has created a medallion for Center of Influencers (COI) to recognize the contributions they provide to the field. Two of Sacramento's influential COIs " Ms. Cindy Beck, left, and Mrs. Lucie Marx Titus " received the...

  • TOP INFLUENCERS: Ms. Cindy Beck, left, and Mrs. Lucie Marx Titus received the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Recruiting Excellence Medallion in front of company commanders and station commanders on Dec. 14, 2011 at the California Military Museum in Sacramento.

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    TOP INFLUENCERS: Ms. Cindy Beck, left, and Mrs. Lucie Marx Titus received the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Recruiting Excellence Medallion in front of company commanders and station commanders on Dec. 14, 2011 at the California Military Museum in...

SACRAMENTO -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command added a medallion to its tool
bag of awards to rightly recognize Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians
and community leaders who have made a significant impact to the recruiting
effort.

Two Sacramento Recruiting Battalion center of influencer's -- Lucie Marx
Titus and Cindy Beck -- were the first to receive the U.S. Army Recruiting
Excellence Medallion at a ceremony on Dec. 14, 2011, at the California
Military Museum.

"It was completely unexpected," Titus said following the presentation. "I
was astonished that I had been selected for this honor."

Titus, who holds office with Association of the United States Army (AUSA),
has been a long-time supporter of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. "I have
felt completely at home with USAREC albeit a bit frustrated because of my
inability to do more," Titus said. She credits the current command group and
Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Chuck Duray for allowing herself and other COIs
to be active within the Sacramento Recruiting Battalion Grassroots Board.

Beck admitted that receiving the Medallion was one of the highlights of her
career. "I felt honored and appreciated for any and all efforts I have made
to promote the mission of the Sacramento Recruitment Battalion," Beck said.
"I am humbled by the receipt of the Medallion . I feel I am just doing
something I believe in - in a small way."

This award has brought the Grassroots Board to the attention of Beck's
colleagues and administrative leadership at the California Department of
Education where she works. "I was able to describe the work of a COI and the
Grassroots committee and gain their interest and support as a result of the
recognition."

Beck knows the power of the Grassroots Advisory Board. Prior to her
involvement, she had no idea about the opportunities and resources that are
offered by the Army to all students, whether they are interested in the
military or not. "As citizens of our great nation, we need to support
military efforts that protect our freedoms, but we also need to provide
access to resources to all our youth in obtaining and meeting their
potential," Beck said.

The Sacramento Recruiting Battalion Grassroots Board was a vision more than
three years ago and officially stood up May 2010. Led by Dr. Lance Izumi
(president) and Cindy Beck (vice president), the group meets three to four
times a year in different settings.

"The committee selects key personnel that integrate business, education and
military leaders to discuss upcoming community events and address concerns
and creative ways to improve community issues," Beck said.

Titus feels strongly that the focus should be on the Soldier and knows the
Grassroots Board members share that sentiment. "The seated individuals are
not only committed to the members of the recruiting command but to each
individual Soldier," she said.

Izumi recognizes that Beck and Titus have both been an integral part of the
committee since its inception. "The Army could not have bestowed its
prestigious Recruiter Medallion on two more deserving individuals than Cindy
Beck and Lucie Titus," Izumi said. "Cindy's service as vice president of the
Grassroots Advisory Board and Lucie's many years of service as a leader in
the AUSA and other support organizations are shining examples of what the
civilian community can do to help the Army meet its mission and make our
nation stronger."

BREAKOUT BOX

U.S. Army Recruiting Excellence Medallion for Soldiers and Civilians This
Medallion may be awarded to Soldiers, Department of Army civilian personnel
and community leaders who have made a significant impact to the recruiting
effort. Those nominees within the U.S. Army Recruiting Command must
demonstrate qualities that promote the Army Values; demonstrate competence;
establish and maintain a climate of integrity, mutual trust, confidence and
respect by maintaining open communication and dialog with subordinates,
peers and leaders. Those nominees outside USAREC must be an advocate for the
U.S. Army and Army Reserve; be supporters of the U.S. Army Recruiting
Command; promote and demonstrate Army Values; assist with the Army's mission
through their enormous influence, through projects and/or teaming with the
U.S. Army to create part-time work for students, recent graduates and Future
Soldiers awaiting departure to Initial Military Training.
- Source: USAREC Message No. 11-243

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