Special to GUIDON
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Maloney, a trainee in Company D, 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment who transitioned from the Air Force after 18 years, positively impacted the life of another trainee while attending basic combat training. Maloney decided to join the Army and aspires to become a warrant officer. He overheard a conversation between several trainees that led him to believe one might be considering committing suicide.
After a couple of discussions, Maloney was able to discover the trainee was coping with stress from childhood abuse. Because of his prior service, he was able to identify the signs of stress and provide mentorship and guidance, allowing the trainee to envision a life of service and continue to train.
Misty Martz, 43rd Adjutant General Battalion, is one of three authorized Optometry Clinic technicians but has been the sole technician at the clinic since the end of September.
Having screened patients, ordered, sorted, bundled, and distributed spectacles, stocked and ordered supplies, submitted reports and cleaned the facility by herself, the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence believes she deserves
From September 2019 to present, Martz has processed more than 1,800 trainees. Not only has she done all of this work alone, but there has been no delay in shipping trainees to their units. Martz is a highly motivated, selfless team player who has been critical to mission success.
(Editor’s note: This article was submitted to the GUIDON by MSCoE.)