Fort McCoy senior noncommissioned officers (NCO) were recognized for
their contributions during the Black History Month observance Feb. 19
at Fort McCoy.
Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. M. Kevin Dubois said Fort
McCoy will honor the courage and commitment of prominent NCOs during
events throughout the year. The recognition is part of the Secretary
of the Army’s designation of 2009 as "The Year of the
Maj. Melvin Tucker, the chief of operations for the Regional Training
Site-Maintenance, and Sgt. 1st Class (Promotable) Claudia Simpson of
the Equal Opportunity (EO) program were the first NCOS to be
recognized for their contributions at Fort McCoy.
noted that with every officer at Fort McCoy there is an NCO who makes
who attended his basic training at the same installation Dubois did
— Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. — has 20 years of service in the Army.
is among the 1 percent of enlisted personnel in the Army who have made
it to the rank of sergeant major, and that is evident while he has
served as a professional role model throughout his career, Dubois
has been the EO adviser at Fort McCoy since last September.
said he is proud to have her as the Fort McCoy Garrison Equal
Opportunity Adviser. She has ably filled the "big shoes"
left behind by her predecessor and "hasn’t missed a beat"
for her responsibilities and duties.
recently was selected for promotion to be a master sergeant. Out of
the 780 Soldiers in her rank and in her military occupational
specialty, only 30 were selected to be promoted — a percentage of
about 3-4 percent.