Sgt. Adam L. Forth
Age: 24
Current Position: Quality assurance/quality control inspector
Unit: G Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment
Current Location: Afghanistan
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
Years of Service: Six

Sgt. Adam L. Forth, a quality assurance/quality control inspector with G Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, stands out as a noncommissioned officer because of his professionalism, candor and authority. Forth, who calls Sacramento, Calif., home, joined the Army in 2003 seeking a better lifestyle. He said he strives to be a professional and feels being a good noncommissioned officer means leading and training Soldiers to better his unit. Forth, 24, finds value in learning more about the job requirements of those he leads. "I have had a chance to lead a number of other MOSes besides mine and learn about the skills they have obtained, which allowed me to have a greater knowledge of other areas of the Army and has kept me from having a 'tunnel vision' frame of mind," he said. Many NCOS have served as mentors for Forth throughout his years of service. "I have had more than just one," he said. "From my first squad leader, past section and platoon sergeants and past and present first sergeants - all have played roles in shaping and tuning me as an NCO and a leader. Forth has deployed previously to Iraq and left Saturday for a deployment to Afghanistan. First Sgt. Timothy Andrews, G/2-377th, credits Forth with accomplishing ever task set before him and says Forth lives the acronym LDRSHIP by displaying "loyalty," "duty," "respect," "selfless service," "honor," "integrity" and "personal courage."