2013-11-01 / Front Page

Quarterly awards presented to outstanding individuals

By Wilson A. Rivera
Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office


Fourth Quarter awardees, stand with the Garrison Command leaders, Col. Samuel G. Anderson and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton after each were presented awards for outstanding service and achievements. 
Photo by Aaron Battle / Multimedia Video Information Center Fourth Quarter awardees, stand with the Garrison Command leaders, Col. Samuel G. Anderson and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton after each were presented awards for outstanding service and achievements. Photo by Aaron Battle / Multimedia Video Information Center Soldiers and civilians were recognized Oct. 25 at Alexander Hall for their outstanding dedication and work going above and beyond their normal duties.

Awardees for the 4th Quarter, Fiscal Year 2013, were announced and each were presented certificates by the Garrison Commander Col. Samuel G. Anderson and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton, Garrison command sergeant major.

“It’s a good thing becoming NCO of the 4th Quarter,” said Staff Sgt. Aukia Dikerson, a cable section chief assigned to C Company, 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade. This shows what my Soldiers can be, and me winning, can give them the push that they are able to do it. There is nothing they can’t do.”

As each awardee was announced, they walked across stage to receive their award and have their photo taken.

The Service Member of the Quarter is Spc. Leslie Hamilton, who is a crypto linguist assigned to the 707th Military Intelligence Bn. She was awarded the Army Achievement Medal. The NCO of the Quarter is Staff Sgt. Aukia Dikerson, who was awarded the Army Achievement Medal as well. Instructor of the Quarter is Sgt. Mathew Ogonji, who is as a satellite operator instructor assigned to the Marine Detachment and was presented with a certificate of appreciation. The Civilian of the Quarter is Charles Solomon III, who is a lead range operations specialist with the directorate of plans, training, mobilization and security. The Volunteer of the Quarter is Deborah Rhone, who is a significant contributor with the Religious Services Office. The Firefighter of the Quarter is Charles Puig, and Military Police of the Quarter is Jerome McLaughlin, Security Guard of the Quarter is Carlton Francis, who all are assigned to the Directorate of Emergency Services. The Chef of the Quarter is Spc. Camille Ricketts, a food service specialist assigned to 67th ESB, 35th Bde.

“It’s important that we take the time to recognize excellence when we see it,” said Anderson. He expressed his gratitude for the audience’s presence to honor this quarter’s awardees.

“The citizens of this Nation are entitled to our best effort, and the men and women we’re here to honor today are proof that they’re getting it,” he said.

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