ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Sgt. 1st Class Linda Hermesmeyer, operations NCO for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command Headquarters Command Group, was inducted into the Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club here Feb. 22.

Hometown:
Amarillo, TX

How long have you been in this position?
18 months

How long have you been in the U.S. Army?
13 years

Tell us about your job and what you do:
Operations NCO for CSM Ulloth; Coordinate travel, office calls, calendar, VTCs, etc.

What other positions have you held in the Army?
Equipment Specialist/Parts Sergeant; Training Room NCOIC; Drill Sergeant, Operations NCO

What is the best part of your job?
Being able to learn and grow in different environments from the new leaders and people I meet.

What is the best part of being an NCO?
Leading and training Soldiers

Why is the NCO Corps important?
The NCO Corps is important for training, discipline and leadership within the United States Army.

What is your most meaningful/memorable experience as an NCO?
Drill Sergeant Time

What are your future plans?
Retire with the U.S. Army and work in Crisis Intervention for Soldiers with Degree.

Most people don't know ____ about me:
I enjoy running long distance

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Read and spend time with family

What is your personal philosophy?
You are only truly happy when you are giving back to others.

According to U.S. Army Forces Command Regulation 600-80-1, Sergeant Audie Murphy Award, "The SAMA is an elite award for NCOs whose leadership achievements and performance merit special recognition. The SAMA is a means of recognizing those NCOs who have contributed significantly to the development of a professional NCO Corps and a combat ready Army. Awardees exemplify leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, development and welfare of Soldiers and concern for families of Soldiers.