Special to GUIDON
John McKinney, Company D, 701st Military Police Battalion, serves as the 341st Training Readiness Squadron Military Working Dog Course chief. He is responsible for the training of all Department of Defense-produced military working dogs. He is also responsible for the supervision of all instructors from all services.
McKinney was recognized recently by 341st TRS at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as the fourth quarter and annual award winner for Civilian Category III Supervisor.
Spc. Leonne Castellas, 399th Army Band percussionist, and is an amazing, young Soldier with a very unique background.
Castellas grew up in Jaipur, India, and was granted U.S. citizenship in October through the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest Program. He shares his story about opportunities and service with fellow service members and in the press.
“Now that I’m part of this country, I feel like since it has opened up its arms and welcomed me into it, I have to step up and do the same for my fellow Americans,” Castellas said. “I think that by serving in the U.S. Army and by sharing my passion and love for music that I’m able to do that.”
His training at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles is impressive and his musical prowess has always and continues to allow him to bridge cultural gaps. He is a great asset to the Army and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence is very proud to have him as a member of the Team of Teams.
(Editor’s note: This article was submitted to the GUIDON by MSCoE.)