Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hinman, with the 187th Ordnance Battalion, was one of 17 fathers recognized during the inaugural Fatherhood Recognition Ceremony Tuesday.
His wife, Meghan, and children, Pamela, 7, and J.J., 4, were also on hand as he received his award. Hinman, who was nominated by his unit, said he enjoyed the ceremony and the thought behind it.
“It was great,” he said. “It’s pretty cool. Everybody enjoyed it. It was pretty uplifting.”
He added that he hoped the ceremony would become a yearly event for Fort Jackson. “I think it’s a positive keynote for the installation. It’s definitely a plus.”