History by Pfc. Jofenell Febus Ruiz, 35th ESB Bravo Company
POLAND-For 247 years, the United States Army has trained fearless warriors and guardians of freedom in different tasks and exercises to achieve greatness and glorious victories.
Today, Soldiers from Bravo Company’s 35th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, under the 210th Regional Support Group, 1st Mission Support Command, celebrated the U.S. Army’s birthday by leading a company led by Cpt . José Morales, company commander.
As they heard Staff Sgt. Cadences of call of Victor Olivera, each soldier reflected on his journey in the army.
In the army, it is traditional for the youngest and oldest soldiers to cut a cake. For today’s celebration, the Army Reserve Signal Company wanted to share the story of a junior enlisted and NCO serving in their formations.
SPC. Crystopher Ruiz, a cable systems installer, has been in the military for two years, and being here represents his first deployment.
SPC. Ruiz had basic training at the start of the pandemic, which presented a significant challenge, he said. After completing English School, Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, he returned home. A few weeks later, he mobilized with the Army Reserve Signal Company, headquartered in Puerto Rico, Poland.
“The military allowed me to grow professionally and expand my abilities beyond what I could imagine,” said Spc. Ruiz. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, I had enough help from my sergeants and instructors to move forward and achieve my goals.”
SPC. Ruiz said this job helped him broaden his knowledge and experience as a soldier and civilian. “I know this is just the beginning, but I know that with effort, dedication and perseverance, I will be able to achieve all the goals I have set for myself,” Spc Ruiz concluded.
Staff Sgt. Julio Acosta is considered by his peers as one of the wisest soldiers during this mobilization. Therefore, they choose him to share his story.
“Being part of the military has helped me take care of myself and my family and provided us with educational opportunities,” said Staff Sgt. Acosta. “It helped me find a great civilian federal job that I love and has been a consistent source of great friendships over the years.”
It has also allowed him to help his community on humanitarian missions, such as in 2018 in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, and to be part of something bigger, Sgt. Acosta.
“That sense of purpose that you have something important to do that directly and positively impacts the lives of countless people is the greatest satisfaction you get from your military career,” concluded Staff Sgt. -major. Acosta.
Every service member has a story to share, and this type of event fosters a culture of cohesive teams with highly skilled, disciplined, and fit members, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
|Date posted:||14.06.2022 11:48|
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