Command Sgt. Maj. Janet F. Thomas of the 8th Special Troops
Battalion, Sgt. 1st Class Jadia L. Scott of the 8th Theater
Sustainment Command and 1st Lt. Shayla N. Leathers of the 303D
Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 8th Military Police Brigade, were honored
by the Honolulu-Hawaii chapter of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People during a luncheon on September 3, 2016
at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Officer's Club.
September 3, 2016 - NAACP Outstanding Military Leadership Award
recipients with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command with their
leadership during a luncheon at the Pearl Harbor-Hickam Officer's
Club. During the luncheon, Command Sgt. Maj. Janet F. Thomas of the
8th Special Troops Battalion, Sgt. 1st Class Jadia L. Scott of the
8th Theater Sustainment Command and 1st Lt. Shayla N. Leathers of
the 303d Ordnance Battalion (EOD) were awarded for their exceptional
leadership and selfless dedication. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt.
Michael Behlin, 8th TSC PAO)
Thomas, Scott and Leathers were amongst 18 service
members nominated by their commands for their exceptional
leadership and selfless community service while serving at
military commands located in Guam, Hawaii, Japan and Korea.
The awardees were presented their awards by Alphonso Braggs, president of the
Honolulu-Hawaii chapter of the NAACP, who commended the
service members for their service and hard work.
community takes great pride and joy in recognizing and
thanking you for your service," Braggs said to the awardees.
"It is what you do that allows us to sleep well at night in
knowing that we can enjoy the liberties that are contained
within our constitution."
Thomas, the 8th STB's
command sergeant major, received the NAACP's Dr. Mary
McCloud Bethune Inspirational Leadership Award during the
ceremony, while Scott, a movements noncommissioned officer
with the 8th TSC, received the Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Meritorious Community Service Award.
Scott said that
she was appreciative of her selection for the award, and
credited her leaders throughout her career for her success.
“I'm astonished by it,” Scott said of her selection.
“I'm very thankful for it and this lets me know that what I
do is making a difference.”
“Being able to emulate
the positive images that mentors portrayed and wanting to
give back to the communities that I belong to, whether
civilian or military, helped get me to this point,” Scott
Thomas said she considered the experience to
“I'm humbled, but very appreciative of
the opportunity,” she said. “It's truly amazing.”
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By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin
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