Staff Sgt. Luis Castillo
Staff Sgt. Luis Castillo, Army Field Support Battalion – Korea, S-3 Operations non-commissioned officer in charge, poses with his children Jonkel Castillo (left) and Leonell Castillo. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo) VIEW ORIGINAL

Staff Sgt. Luis Castillo is the Army Field Support Battalion – Korea, S-3 Operations non-commissioned officer in charge. He was nominated by his command team to be spotlighted for his commitment to duty and overall excellence. Please meet Staff Sgt. Luis Castillo:

Hometown:

Fort Worth, Texas

Tell us about your job and what you do:

As the Army Field Support Battalion – Korea, S-3 Operations non-commissioned officer in charge, I assist the S3 Operations Chief, Kelvin Claude with readiness of the whole battalion. I plan, coordinate, and monitor mandatory online and face-to-face training, recording and compiling training records and reports to show the battalion’s capabilities and performance. I conduct analysis and assessment of information, ensuring reports that impact activities are completed, monitoring all events within the battalion that are crucial for mission success. During contingency operations I perform the duties as the non-commissioned officer in charge of the Battalion Operations and Information Center, where I receive reports and consolidate information for the command team to make informed decisions. During these events I also perform the split duties of the Request for Information (RFI) Manager and the Knowledge Manager for each period.

How long have you been in this position?

I been in this position for about 7 months.

What other duties are you responsible for?

Battalion Operations Operation Center NCOIC

Battalion Army Emergency Relief (AER) representative

Brigade Quarantine Liaison Officer

Battalion Digital Training Management System Manager

Battalion Alternate Physical Security Manager

Building Manager

Unit Public Affairs Representative

Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldier Liaison Officer

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

12 years.

What other positions have you held in the Army?

I have served in numerous leadership positions, including: Equipment Records Parts Specialist, Shop Office NCOIC, Material Storage Handle Sergeant, Automated Logistics NCOIC, Master Driver Trainer, and Detail Recruiter.

What is the best thing about being in the Army Field Support Battalion – Korea?

Serving in Korea has been my greatest honor, working in such a diversified work space has been so rewarding. I have the opportunity to learn so much culture at AFSBn-Korea and the Command Team has taught me so much more than just my job.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy going for a walk, or riding a bike in the nature. In my free time I enjoy socializing and spend time with my family fishing. Going out for a cup of coffee or for some healthy snacks, and meeting new friends. I also try to help anyone, with whatever they need and lastly what I like the most doing during lunch time is sharing a meal with James Parker and Alexander De Bearn, the so called “S6 Meal Team 6.”

Do you have a special skill or talent you would like to share?

I am multilingual, as Spanish was my first language, learning English in my younger years I have been able to help so many. This made my time as a recruiter in sales so much easier, it has also served me well in my time in leadership being able to mentor and mold younger Soldiers.

What is your personal motto/philosophy?

Trust yourself and don’t let anyone take away your blessings in any way shape or form.