By Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security CommandNovember 30, 2012
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) personnel professionals from across the globe gathered at Fort Belvoir, Va., for the 2012 INSCOM Adjunct General Corps' Officer, Warrant Officer, Noncommisioned Officer/Enlisted and Civilian of the Year Award ceremony.
The awards were presented by INSCOM Assistant Chief of Staff - G-1 Col. Jay Waters on behalf of the command during the annual INSCOM G-1/S-1 "Back to the Basics, Be the Message, Not the Messenger" training workshop. The awards were presented to outstanding military personnel professionals, from INSCOM's 17 brigades nominated by their respective commands, for exceptional service in their duties and support to Soldiers, civilians and Family members.
The 2012 INSCOM Adjunct General Corps Officer of the Year: Capt. Jermaine Athill, Human Resources (Military), Headquarters, 704th MI Brigade, distinguished himself as not only his brigade S1 but also for his support to the National Security Agency and INSCOM. His leaders nominated him for performing in an assignment above his grade and leading his section to exceed DA and INSCOM standards for awards, noncommissioned officer and commissioned officer evaluation report, civilian supervisory training, and brigade health requirement processing with 100 percent in every field.
The 2012 INSCOM Adjunct General Corps Warrant Officer of the Year: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christina Howard, Human Resource Technician, 470th MI Brigade, was nominated by her command for taking the lead in assisting the 206th and 306th MI Brigades from Fort Hood into the brigade. In addition to this feat, Howard helped to streamline brigade human resources processes to expedite personnel actions.
The 2012 INSCOM Adjunct General Corps Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Candice M. Pepple, senior human resource NCO, 224th MI Battalion, earned a nomination from her command for superior performance in helping the Soldiers in her section perform at maximum efficiency and supporting the requirements of Soldiers, civilians and Family members of the battalion. Her efforts have lead to an improvement in processes from 65% to 95% efficiency and played an active role in assisting the unit family readiness group.
The 2012 INSCOM Adjunct General Corps Soldier of the Year: Spc. Alona S. Brinson, human resource specialist, 224th MI Battalion, stood out among her peers as a Soldier newly-reclassified into the human resources field who, through her own "can do" attitude, assumed responsibility and greatly improved the leave accountability, processing and tracking process. Her willingness to take on any responsibility needed for mission accomplishment and positive attitude toward helping others also contributed to her standing out among her peers.
The 2012 INSCOM Adjunct General Corps Civilian of the Year: Scott D. Kennedy, human resources officer, 500th MI Brigade, earned his nomination for his support to 107 Department of the Army Civilian and Military Intelligence Civilian Excepted Career Program employees and 104 Master Labor Contract and Japanese local national employees. He worked in many fields related to civilian personnel to streamline processes in order to better aid defense civilians, personnel and their families.
The Adjunct General's Corps dates back nearly to the formation of the U.S. Army. The corps was created 220 years ago with the assumption of responsibility of Horatio Gates as the Army's first adjunct general. The responsibility of the corps has remained constant to assist commanders in war and peace, and to provide superior personnel support to Soldiers, Civilians and Families.