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Honorable mentions for 2013 Soldier of the Year

Jul. 15, 2013 - 09:18AM   |  
Staff Sgt. Adam Smith Jr.
Staff Sgt. Adam Smith Jr. (Keith E. Burkhart)
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Staff Sgt. David Anthony Resor (Army)

Assignment: Small group leader, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Assignment: Small group leader, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

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STAFF SGT. ADAM SMITH JR.

Assignment: Small group leader, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Staff Sgt. Adam Smith Jr. has not only proved his mettle in combat; he also finds time to give back to his community.

Smith, who has deployed twice to Iraq, has volunteered more than 110 hours of his time over the past two years. In a previous assignment in Germany, he was recognized for leading 22 volunteers in encouraging the children of Schweinfurt Elementary School to read. Last year, he organized and led 32 volunteers in raising $21,000 to support the Children’s Miracle Network at the University of Missouri Children’s Hospital.

He also regularly organizes 96 volunteers to spend time at the understaffed St. James Veterans Home. At the home, Smith helps organize bingo games, karaoke sessions and barbecues, and maintains the flagpole.

As a soldier, Smith was hand-picked to be a small group leader at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officers Academy at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. So far, he has accumulated 3,144 instructor contact hours over 12 classes, including while serving as the senior instructor for two overseas mobile training teams. He also conducted the first completely digital engineer advanced leader course, setting the bar for other courses at the NCO Academy.

STAFF SGT. DAVID ANTHONY RESOR

Assignment: Vocational and prisoner employment supervisor, Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Staff Sgt. David Anthony Resor, a corrections and detention specialist, has found a way to connect his service in uniform with his service to his community.

Resor serves as the vocational and prisoner employment supervisor at the Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

In his job, Resor manages, administers and coordinates all prisoner work details for a 150-bed, medium custody correctional facility, and is directly responsible for shaping the division of labor in support of a 15-acre correctional complex.

When he’s not working, Resor has volunteered more than 600 hours in the past year in the local community, and he has found numerous ways to connect his work with his community.

His efforts include shaping and developing a horticulture program at the correctional facility that donates 97 percent of its produce to the Thurston County Food Bank while providing vocational skills and certification to the prisoner population. In the past year, Resor supervised the donation of more than 5,600 pounds of produce.

Through the facility’s carpentry shop, Resor manages the production and contribution of memorial boxes for fallen troops from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Resor also is credited with saving the life of a fellow Home Depot shopper who was suffering from a heart attack. Resor stayed with the elderly lady, reassured her, called 911 and gave her medication until paramedics arrived.

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