By Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger, 4IBCT Public AffairsJune 22, 2012
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Corporal Jason A. Rose was recognized for excellence, June 12, by the Hinesville Rotary Club in Hinesville, Ga.
The cavalry scout, assigned to Troop A, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, received a Service Above Self Award certificate from the civic organization for performing above his peers in his squadron's spur ride and for winning the 'Vanguard' brigade's Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter board.
Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Helmer, who serves as Rose's section leader in Troop A., 6th Sqdrn., 8th Cav. Regt., said if any of his Soldiers should be recognized, it should be Cpl. Rose.
"He's pretty much everything you need in a Soldier," the Poughkeepsie, New York, native said. "The other Soldiers look up to him; he leads [and he personifies the] be, know and do."
Corporal Rose, who hails from Lombard, Ill., said he feels privileged for being recognized by the Hinesville Rotary Club. He said his success as a Soldier is a reflection of the outstanding leaders he has worked with throughout his two short years in the service.
"Good leadership is very important to the success of upcoming Soldiers," Cpl. Rose said. "Seeing a positive example is vital, not only to career development but [in learning how to do] the right thing."
"I've been blessed with leaders [who] not only do the right thing, but … who know how to get [the mission accomplished] when it matters most and have the experience to prove it," the cavalry scout added.
Staff Sergeant Helmer said he predicts that Rose will one day be promoted to a sergeant major if he doesn't instead decide to be an Army aviator.
"Everything he does, he does [at] one hundred and ten percent," Staff Sgt. Helmer said of his Soldier.