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Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Heroes of the Week features military and civilian individuals every week and highlights their contributions to Training and Doctrine Command, the U.S. Army and the nation.
Staff Sgt. Brenda Bramel, Company B, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment, competed in the Spartan North American Championship in West Virginia and placed first in her age group and fourth in the female group.
Her outstanding performance Sept. 7 in the Route 66 Showdown placed her and her team in the top four. In the 2019 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, she set a new course record with a time of 4:57:17 in the female light category, beating her old record by more than 13 minutes. She is a phenomenal example of fitness and wellness.
Florian Waitl and Samuel Roberts of the U.S. Army Engineer School History office have provided outstanding leadership to the USAES history program. In a recent Field History Certification, led by Steve McGeorge, TRADOC Deputy Chief Historian, USAES was upgraded from provisional to fully certified.
Of the 25 history programs in the Army, about half never move above the provisional mark, and this team has worked diligently to achieve it. They have also provided phenomenal support to the Combined Arms Center commander in the large-scale combat operations book series, fixed a 10-year deficiency in command history, expanded virtual staff rides and set the standard for the Army in archiving operations.
(Editor’s note: This article was submitted to GUIDON from MSCoE).