Call me Sergeant

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 22, 2009

RESERVE – Soldiers of the Louisiana Army National Guard’s 1084th Transportation Company in Reserve, were promoted by the 165th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion during September drill.

“These soldiers were promoted

in recognition of the progress

they have made throughout the year,” said First Sgt. Todd M. Marchand, the 1084th’s top noncommissioned officer. “This is a perfect example of what happens when you have outstanding Soldiers

who perform at high standards.”

Following the pinning ceremony, Pfc. Christopher J. Frickey of LaPlace and Sgt. Michael T. Hinrichs of New Orleans received checks for their participation in the Guard’s recruiting assistance program.

Eleven soldiers were also

awarded with the Army Achievement Medal for their assistance

in supporting the California

Army National Guard’s Task

Force Grizzly Counter Drug/Border Patrol mission in San Diego, Calif.

The medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States or any member of the Armed Forces of a friendly nation, who while serving in any capacity with the Army in a non-combat area distinguished himself or herself by meritorious services or achievement of a lesser degree than required for award of the Army Commendation Medal.

The 1084th provides transportation support for federal, state and local missions throughout Louisiana.