First Lt. Davontae Hair is responsible for the counseling of Soldiers on all personnel matters as part of his role as the S1 officer in charge for the 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment. Hair was recently named the Adjutant General’s Officer of the Year by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
First Lt. Davontae Hair is responsible for the counseling of Soldiers on all personnel matters as part of his role as the S1 officer in charge for the 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment. Hair was recently named the Adjutant General’s Officer of the Year by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. (Photo Credit: Photo by Amanda Sullivan, Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command named Fort Leonard Wood’s 1st Lt. Davontae Hair, as its Adjutant General’s Officer of the Year. The annual award recognizes Army officers assigned to TRADOC who excel in the human resources profession.

As the S1 officer in charge for the 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, Hair is responsible for all personnel matters across the battalion. He was nominated for the award by 3-10 Inf. Bn. Commander Lt. Col. Jarrad Glasenapp, who said Hair performed his duties in an exceptional manner, demonstrating notable professionalism and consistently exceeding the standards set for him.

“He is an amazing AG officer, who is always striving for excellence and eager to learn more, so nominating him for AG Officer of the Year was an honor,” Glasenapp said. “Due to his work ethic and leadership abilities, it was no surprise he was selected as TRADOC AG Officer of the Year. (This accomplishment) only reinforced my belief he is destined for a successful career in the military and will serve as a role model for many officers to emulate.”

Hair said he chose human resources as his focus in the Army because it would allow him to help Soldiers when they needed it most. For him, it is important his job is done correctly, because when it isn’t, the effects can be felt Army wide.

“When S1 doesn’t work, it bleeds into every branch of the Army, from the infantry to aviation,” Hair said. “If you’re a Soldier who’s in training or in combat knowing everything back home is not okay — your family isn’t getting paid; you’re not getting paid; or you’re not getting promoted — it takes away the spirit of fight and esprit de corps from the Soldier and the unit.”

As for his unit, Glasenapp said Hair is making his battalion shine through his efforts.

“This achievement brings great representation to the battalion, the 3rd Chemical Brigade and Fort Leonard Wood as a whole,” he said.