VICENZA, Italy – Soldiers and family members of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa celebrated the induction of four noncommissioned officers into the Sergeant Morales Club on Caserma Del Din on June 17.
The inductees were Sgt. 1st Class Timothy A. Brozell of U.S Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and Staff Sgt. Casey Dugan of 207th Military Intelligence Brigade. Sergeant Morales Club honorary membership was awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Natasha L. Handy, U.S Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and Sgt. 1st Class Jack A. Myers of 173rd Airborne Brigade.
"As a member of the club, I have an even bigger responsibility to continue to uphold the standards and discipline of the Army." said Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Brozell, the non-commission officer in charge of the Central Processing Facility. "No shortcuts as I am a representation of the prestigious Sergeant Morales club."
In 1973, Lt. Gen. George S. Blanchard established the Sergeant Morales Club. Its members exemplify a special kind of leadership characterized as they placed needs of theirs Soldiers above theirs. The program was designed to promote and recognize enlisted Soldiers who serve in the Army and demonstrate the highest ideals of integrity, professionalism and leadership.
To become a member of the Sergeant Morales Club, Soldiers must commit countless hours of their free time to prepare for the long road to becoming a member. Service members must be in the rank of corporal through sergeant first class, be in good Army standing, supervise at least two Soldiers, and demonstrate the character, commitment and competence required to maintain their standing in the Army profession, and be assigned to U.S. Army Europe and Africa command and have a minimum of six months remaining to their overseas tours.
Command Sgt. Maj. Salvador Garcia Garcia, command sergeant major for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, SETAF-AF, said he was honored to induct these newest members. "The Sergeant Morales Club recognizes the superior leadership qualities of our sergeants within the Vicenza Military Community," Garcia said. "The important thing now is how they pay it forward. They will accomplish this task by strengthening our NCO Corps thru coaching and mentoring future leaders, leading by example, as well as building relationships by giving back to the Vicenza community."
Sergeant Morales Club members support the development of NCOs and demonstrate care and concern for the communities they reside, often volunteering to improve Soldiers' and family members' quality of life through community service.
For more information about the Sergeant Morales Club, please visit https://sergeantmoralesclub.com/ on the Web.