Charlie 106th Financial Management
juLY Support Detachment Newsletter
July News Letter
CONTENTS Page 2 ….. From the Commander Page 3 ….. From the Detachment Sergeant Page 4 …… Prime Time Leaders Training Page 5 ……. Reenlistments & Awards Page 6 ……. Military Education Page 7 …….. From the Incoming Commander Page 8 ……… Farewell Charlie Cobras Page 9…….. Upcoming Events
From the Commander Fellow Cobras, It has been my great pleasure to have served with you. It is hard to believe that 20 months have come and gone since I took command of your detachment. I must say that being allowed to command this detachment is the highlight of my Army career and I think I will never have another assignment that is more rewarding. As your commander, it was my goal to get the best out of our very talented men and women and invoke their team spirit to bring our collective success. I believe Charlie Cobras have exactly done what was expected. It is absolutely remarkable how much this detachment has accomplished over this time. We had a very successful deployment; took up full responsibility of Military Pay from Italy Finance Office (IFO); provided FMST mission in the Horn of Africa (Djibouti) – these are some of our many great accomplishments. Our Soldiers have proved to be the best finance Soldiers. I just want you all to know that we get praised by our senior leaders and local commanders for your hard work, dedication to duties and professionalism each day. Cobras, your contribution to the detachment brings credit not only upon yourself, your command team as well. A leadership change is about to take place and soon I will be seen off. I hope you will continue to fulfill your commitment, dedication and professionalism that make you distinguished from others.
CPT Khandoker Hossain “Lead from the Front” 2|Page
From the Detachment Sergeant A Soldier's Request: Treat me with respect, Sergeant. For no heart in all the world is more loyal than the heart of an American soldier. Do not beat my spirit with your words, Sergeant. For though I will do what you demand, your guidance, patience, and understanding will more quickly teach me to “Be, Know, and Do.” Speak with me often, Sergeant. For the praise and counseling you give is expected. I am an American Soldier, expecting to be trained. Discipline must be a part of my life. Train me for the elements, Sergeant. For I must learn to fight and win in the cold, the wet, and the desert. Those who would be enemies will use these elements. I must be prepared. I ask no greater glory, Sergeant, than to defend our country and our way of life, against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Allow me that privilege, Sergeant…..train me. Provide me the necessities of food and drink, Sergeant. Train me to be self sufficient, that I may lead the way, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you, with my life if necessary, should your life be in danger. Train me, Sergeant, that one day I too can be called Sergeant, Trainer of soldiers, Backbone of the Army. Train me to accept those responsibilities that are yours. Train me to train my soldiers to be the greatest defenders of freedom in the world. Sergeant, train me to be a Sergeant. I shall leave this Army knowing, with my last step and my last breath, that my fate was always safest in your hands Sergeant, train me that I too can earn the title “Sergeant". What are we as leaders doing to meet our Soldiers request? Are we taking the time to coach, teach, and mentor our Soldiers? How effective are we as leaders? How are we training the sons and daughters of America entrusted into our hands? Being an Army Leader is not a game, it's not a paycheck that we collect, it's not a nine to five job. We are entrusted with more responsibilities than we know we have. We are responsible for the health and welfare as well as the training of our Soldiers. Our job is never ending, as we must train and guide our Soldiers on a daily basis. How effective are you as an "Army Leader?" SFC Melvin H. Santos “Lead from the Front” 3|Page
PRIME TIME LEADERS TRAINING
SGT(P) Alicia Davis teaches Charlie Cobras how to Evaluate Casualties during Prime Time Leaders Training. The class provided detailed information on common treatments during Combat Casualty Care. The class also evaluated participants on how well they perform these task under pressure.
REENLISTMENTS & AWARDS
“Training tomorrows Leaders”
CPT Hossain administers the Oath of Enlistment to SGT(P) Kimbrough. He will be transitioning to the 364TH Sustainment Command Expeditionary as a SSG in December 2013 as a member of the United States Army Reserves.
CPT Hossain presents SSG Adolph Cortez with his 5th Army Good Conduct Medal. SGT(P) Corey Ashley and SGT(P) Jennifer Ojeda also received their 2nd Army Good Conduct Medal for the month of July prior to their PCS.
“Building Tomorrows Leaders”
Three Charlie Cobras (SGT Alvarez, SPC(P) Joslyn, and SPC(P) Moreira ) are currently attending the Blue Force Tracker Training Course. This course is aimed to enable Soldiers to successfully navigate vehicles using their knowledge that they learn from 40 hours block of instruction.
FROM THE INCOMING COMMANDER
Cobras, The next couple of months are going to challenge our endurance and resiliency. As we continue to lose many of our fellow Cobras as they PCS, we also continue to lose their valuable experience and s upport. The effects of this loss are further aggravated by the current Government Civilian furlough and Change of Command from Captain Hossain to me and again from me to Captain Young. There have already been days when certain sections have been working with skeleton staffing as we try and cope with the different competing demands. Despite these challenges, however, we have proven our adaptability and have continued to effectively complete our daily mission. We must stay motivated and give our best efforts whether it be assisting the community with financial matters or training physically, tactically, or technically. It is a pleasure to continue to serve with you all in this new capacity to help usher the Detachment through this period of transition, and I commend you all for fullheartedly embracing the forthcoming uncertainty and changes.
Nicholas S. Bayer 2LT, FC Incoming Commander
NEW DUTY STATION
SSG LASHANNIA JACKSON
07 JULY 13
FT. STEWART, GA
SGT(P) MAGELA LEDO ONATE
07 JULY 13
FT. WAINWRIGHT, AK
SGT(P) SARAH LORD
16 JULY 13
FT. BRAGG, NC
These Charlie Cobras will continue to “Strive for Excellence and Lead From the Front” in all there future endeavors.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND SCHOOLS 15 – 19 July
0800 - 1600
Change of Command
0800 - 1500
22 – 26 Jul
HAZ 11 / SOC 40
Hail & Farewell
Asiago Trip (Fararri Factory)
0900 - 1300
CHARLIE DETACHMENT, 106TH FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT UNIT VICENZA, ITALY PROUDLY SERVICES ITALY – SPAIN – TURKEY - AFRICA