Military Police Staff Sgt. Carla Bolden is recognized as a valuable noncommissioned officer in her organization, and is nominated by her superiors for recognition during 2009, the "Year of the Noncommissioned Officer."

Name: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Carla Bolden

Organization: 142nd Military Police Company, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Job Description: As Provost Marshal Office Operations Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant, Bolden is responsible for the daily operations of the PMO. She oversees the blotter brief, desk operations, Military Police Investigations, Traffic Section and Vehicle Registration. She coordinates with outside agencies to provide support for numerous high-profile missions involving distinguished visitors and VIPs.

Time in Service: 13 years, 8 months

Recent Accomplishments: Worked closely with the U.S. Secret Service during the recent Presidential visit; Received three commendables during the 2008 Installation Management Command-Korea Region Command Inspection Program; participated in a successful Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear exercise at Yongsan Garrison.

In her own words: "An effective noncommissioned officer is someone who is able to communicate with Soldiers and peers. I feel that an approachable NCO is the most effective type of leader because it is important for Soldiers to not only respect you, but to be able to trust you."