Staff Sgt. Jeremy Maglott competes in the 2014 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition
By Sgt. William BattleJune 27, 2014
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J - Jeremy Maglott has known since he was young that he wanted to help people in any way that he could. His father was a firefighter and police officer for 35 years, inspiring Maglott to follow in his footsteps.
"I've always had the desire to serve," he said.In his civilian life, he is further dedicated to serving his community as a career fire fighter and EMT. It is this compassion for his community and the people he serves with that makes Maglott a formidable competitor.Living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and serving with the 7236th Medical Support Unit as the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) unit victim advocate, he continues a tradition of serving his fellow Soldiers that he started when he enlisted as a Military Police Officer. He made the transition from Military Police officer to Healthcare Specialist as a way to gain skills that would help him better serve others in new ways.This dedication to his fellow Soldiers has been the focus of his 12 year career. With the philosophy that we serve each other as well as our country, he is an advocate and protector of those that defend.
"One thing I've always been keen on is that Soldiers are taken care of," he said "I love taking care of Soldiers."The drive to succeed and excel drives Maglott to find better ways and push past any obstacles that stand in his way. His participation in the Best Warrior Competition is not about competing with his fellow Soldiers, it is about challenging himself and gauging his own skills to see where he needs to improve and expand on his abilities.Each improvement that he makes to himself is an improvement that he can apply to his passion of service.
"The Army is a big Family and we have to watch out for each other," he said.
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