(L to R) CSM (r) Michael Boyd, chapter VP; SSG Steven Deardorff, 478th Engineer BN; SFC Idlefonso Perez, University of Dayton ROTC Cadre; SFC Geary Hester, 940th Military Police Co., and CW4 (r) Matt Luther, chapter president.
CW4 Luther presents NCO award plaque to SFC Perez. His presenter is LTC Daniel Redden.
CW4 Luther presents NCO award plaque to SSG Steven Deardorff. His presenter is CPT Kristin Shaw.
CW4 Luther presents NCO award plaque to SFC Hester. His presenter (center) is CPT Jack Rachau.
2015 NCO of the Year Awards
The top NCOs from the Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Army in the chapter’s area were honored during a dinner at the Golden Lamb Inn, Lebanon, Ohio.
NCOs from :
SFC Gary Hester, 940th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, presented by CPT Jack Rachau
SFC Idlefonso Perez, ROTC Cadre, University of Dayton, Active Army, presented by LTC Daniel Redden
SSG Steven Deardorff, 478th Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve, presented by CPT Kristin Shaw
Each was were introduced by program chair CSM (r) Michael Boyd. The chapter president, CW4 (r) Matt Luther, presented each with a commemorative plaque. Each NCO will also be provided an all-expense paid visit to Washington, DC, during AUSA’s national meeting.
They were also honored with a presentation by SGM Rory L. Malloy, Principal Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. Ten years ago, SGM Malloy was our chapter’s Active Army NCO of the Year while he served as cadre for the Army ROTC program at the University of Dayton. SGM Malloy congratulated the NCO awardees for their excellent Army service that led to their selection.
SGM Malloy discussed his visit to the national capital when he was being honored year ago. At that time, CSM (r) William Pewther was in charge of the programs and was the NCOs tour guide while in Washington. SGM Malloy praised CSM Pewther for the manner in which he conducted the visit and the faith exhibited by CSM Pewther. SGM Malloy said it made a life-long impression on him.
Our NCO of the Year program is its 20th year and was established by CSM Pewther. Many of the honorees have gone on to distinguish themselves and have been promoted to the highest enlisted ranks. Both SGM Malloy and CSM Michael Boyd are prime examples of past honorees. For his development and supervision of this highly successful program, CSM Pewther was honored during the dinner meeting. He was introduced by COL (r) Robert Wetterstroem, former chapter president, while CSM Boyd read the citation. CSM Pewther’s wife was also recognized for her support to him.
The chapter was also honored during the dinner with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Dayton VA Medical Center for its Operation Christmas Cheer program that provided Kroger gift certificates to the medical center’s outpatients. CSM (r) Walter Howard, the chapter’s program chair, accepted the citation, which was presented by Chaplain (LTC) David LeFavor, chaplain at the medical center.
SSG Steven Deardorff is reenlisted and sworn in by CPT Kristin Shaw, his company commander, HHC, 478th Engineer BN. Partially shown is CSM Boyd.
Certificate of Appreciation is presented to the chapter from the Dayton VA Medical Center for providing Christmas gift cards to medical outpatient veterans is presented to CSM (r) Walter Howard, program chair. VA Chaplain David LeFavor is the presenter.
(L to R) SGM Rory Malloy, speaker and former NCO awardee; CSM William Pewther with chapter award for producing 20-year NCO award program; CSM Michael Boyd also former NCO awardee; Doris Pewther, wife of CSM Pewther, and (in the rear) COL (r) Robert Wetterstroem.