Sgt. 1st Class Jamie D. Trice is a contingency contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 603rd Senior Contingency Contracting Team, under the 413th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

Describe your current position.

I am currently supporting the Cobra Gold 2013 exercise, the largest multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region.

Describe your passion for the job.

"No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers." (NCO Creed excerpt)

The NCO Creed is the true basis of what exemplifies a noncommissioned officer. We must not forget what we represent. As such, we carry this same dedication and steadfastness to a highly critical career field, acquisition, logistics and technology contracting, to meet the Army's continuously increasing need throughout our armed forces. As NCOs, we must constantly be proactive and work cooperatively among our peers to understand the strategic effects of the contracting arena and to be able to operate independently in an ambiguous, dynamic and politically sensitive environment. This defines my passion, my enthusiasm, my utmost devotion as a 51C.

"As a noncommissioned officer, I realize that I am a member of a time-honored Corps, which is known as 'The Backbone of the Army'." (NCO Creed excerpt)

Where do you call home? Tell us about your family? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

My home is a little, but growing metropolis of a town in North Carolina named Fuquay-Varina.

I'm nothing without my beloved family. I've been married 14 years to Angela, my beautiful and virtuous wife. Together, we have been blessed with three loving children: Cameron, 13; Ethan, 8; and Alyssa, 6. For me, there is no better joy than spending quality time with my family.
How does your job support the Soldier?

Our efforts are important because we provide an immediate support to our service members both in the continental United States and overseas, ensuring that they have access to equipment, supplies and services required for overall mission success.

What would you like others to know about you?

I would like others to know that I greatly appreciate being considered for recognition here. Thank you!