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Charlie Battery would like to say congratulations to newly promoted SPC Sanders. SPC Sanders was waivered from Private F...
05/17/2021

Charlie Battery would like to say congratulations to newly promoted SPC Sanders. SPC Sanders was waivered from Private First Class to Specialist because she has settled for nothing less than perfection while on shift as a Tactical Planning Workstation (TPW) Operator. Her team leader, SPC Eiffert who was also waivered to SPC, had the honor of pinning SPC Sanders. After scoring a perfect 200/200 on the last evaluated Air Battle Management Level 11 (ABML) and Alert State Assumption (ASA), there is no doubt Charlie Battery is in good hands with this Battery Command Post (BCP) Crew! Well done!

SPC Barage getting some FaceTime! Check out below for u formation on the mid deployment town hall! 5PM Central
04/15/2021

SPC Barage getting some FaceTime! Check out below for u formation on the mid deployment town hall! 5PM Central

Attention Hunters! 1-62 ADA BN will host a Facebook Live Townhall on April 21st, 2021 at 5pm central time! Hear from Battalion Leadership as we pass our halfway point and start looking forward to redeployment home! Please direct message the page or comment on this post if you have a question that you want answered!

AIM HIGH!

Congratulations SPC Barage on the 3 year Reenlistment to become a 92Y Supply Specialist! I know SGT AK and SPC Cummings ...
04/12/2021

Congratulations SPC Barage on the 3 year Reenlistment to become a 92Y Supply Specialist! I know SGT AK and SPC Cummings can’t wait to show you the ropes! Congrats!!

Thanks for all of the help! Aim High!
04/08/2021

Thanks for all of the help! Aim High!

“You’re either the windshield or the bug, BE THE WINDSHIELD!” -SSG AlexanderLed by CPT Hunt and 1SG Harvey LT Oyetuga an...
04/05/2021

“You’re either the windshield or the bug, BE THE WINDSHIELD!” -SSG Alexander

Led by CPT Hunt and 1SG Harvey LT Oyetuga and SSG Alexander showed Brute strength during site preparation! Due to the force of site preparation the cobras lost a pick axe! Great work!

C BTRY kicked off SAAPM month with the signing of the battery poster! “Protecting our PEOPLE protects our mission” Peopl...
04/03/2021

C BTRY kicked off SAAPM month with the signing of the battery poster! “Protecting our PEOPLE protects our mission” People First!

It’s always a great day when Charlie Battery gets to promote a soldier. Congratulations to these three soldiers on their...
04/03/2021

It’s always a great day when Charlie Battery gets to promote a soldier. Congratulations to these three soldiers on their promotions! SSG Cadena, Crew 1 Hot Crew NCOIC, has been fulfilling the role of a SSG well before she became one. Our medic, SGT Jefferies, has been an outstanding source of knowledge and medical aid for the battery throughout this deployment. SPC Eiffert, BCP operator, has proven himself time and time again that he is the subject matter expert and the “Go-to-soldier” for everything BCP. Well done and well deserved to all three of these outstanding soldiers! Strike First!

04/01/2021

This month we honor military children. They are the heart and soul of our military families and as fathers, we value our loved ones and ask all of you to reflect on Month of the Military Child.

Military children are courageous and resilient. They weather holidays, birthdays and major milestones, often while their parents are deployed. All Army children deserve our respect for bearing the costs our nation demands of them without their choice. Their enduring support allows our Soldiers to remain mission focused and makes our Army stronger as a whole.

We ask and encourage our family and community members to show support for our courageous military children by participating in ‘Purple Up! Day’ on April 15 by wearing purple. Purple represents the blending of the colors of the five branches of our armed forces. On behalf of myself and Command Sergeant Major Jerry Jacobitz, thank you to our military children for all that you do, have done and continue to sacrifice in support of our Service Members, our Army, and our Nation.

See attached for this weeks squad of the week! The hottest crew!
04/01/2021

See attached for this weeks squad of the week! The hottest crew!

See attached for this weeks squad of the week! The hottest crew!

03/31/2021

"...Extremism directly assaults our Army Values and prevents cohesive teams from forming."

Ill Corps - Message on Violent Extremism, as well as degrades our mission readiness.

Please see attached for this weeks Squad of the Week! C BTRY FMTs!!
03/24/2021

Please see attached for this weeks Squad of the Week! C BTRY FMTs!!

Please see attached for this weeks Squad of the Week! C BTRY FMTs!!

03/19/2021
SGT AK juggle

Calm before the storm! There will be no mercy tomorrow 1-62 Air Defense Artillery Battalion! Practice makes perfect! See you tomorrow at the volleyball courts for teams day! Strike first!

Team, see attached for this weeks Squad of the Week! Crew 1 ECS and LT Oyetuga for their recent certification! Great wor...
03/16/2021

Team, see attached for this weeks Squad of the Week! Crew 1 ECS and LT Oyetuga for their recent certification! Great work!

Team, see attached for this weeks Squad of the Week! Crew 1 ECS and LT Oyetuga for their recent certification! Great work!

Big shout out and congratulations to SPC Jefferies on his reenlistment today! We know you’ll keep doing big things and b...
03/15/2021

Big shout out and congratulations to SPC Jefferies on his reenlistment today! We know you’ll keep doing big things and best of luck with the continuation of your Army career! Charlie Battery is once again leading the way

“What is today but yesterday’s tomorrow”-SFC Shay.The Cobras bud farewell to SSG Wuebbles and SPC Jones today. These two...
03/13/2021

“What is today but yesterday’s tomorrow”-SFC Shay.

The Cobras bud farewell to SSG Wuebbles and SPC Jones today. These two troops will have success wherever they go and served as indispensable assets to the battery. Good luck in the civilian world and congrats on a job well done! 👊

Spring cleaning! The Cobras were out in full force improving on our fighting position! STRIKE FIRST! “If you want to go ...
03/12/2021

Spring cleaning! The Cobras were out in full force improving on our fighting position! STRIKE FIRST! “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together”- SFC Kloeker

The “Smooth Brain Crew” are sending two high speed troops to Japan! They will be a valued asset wherever they go! Congra...
03/11/2021

The “Smooth Brain Crew” are sending two high speed troops to Japan! They will be a valued asset wherever they go! Congratulations SPC Harper and SPC Mcadory on the Reenlistment!

Congratulations to SGT Akefoiun on his Reenlistment! SGT AK will be headed to JBLM, WA! Great work!
03/10/2021

Congratulations to SGT Akefoiun on his Reenlistment! SGT AK will be headed to JBLM, WA! Great work!

Team! Please see attached for the squad of the week! The Cobra PMG!
03/09/2021

Team! Please see attached for the squad of the week! The Cobra PMG!

Team! Please see attached for the squad of the week! The Cobra PMG!

LEAD BY EXAMPLE! “This is my squad is a lifestyle, this is my squad is an attitude!” -CSM Singleton 1-62 Air Defense Art...
03/01/2021

LEAD BY EXAMPLE!
“This is my squad is a lifestyle, this is my squad is an attitude!” -CSM Singleton 1-62 Air Defense Artillery Battalion

NCOs of Charlie battery were inspired by the recent NCOPD and led by example.

Spearheading the charge 1SG Harvey led SFC Kloeker, SSG Guerro, SSG Cotten, and CPL Balas conducting site improvement into the early morning hours of the weekend in preparation of a major training event! #Backbone

Team! See attached for squad of the week! Crew 1 hot crew! Great work!
02/24/2021

Team! See attached for squad of the week! Crew 1 hot crew! Great work!

Team! See attached for squad of the week! Crew 1 hot crew! Great work!

Congratulations to SPC Lowe on recieving the Army Achievement Medal for his End of Tour Award. Several leaders had plent...
02/20/2021

Congratulations to SPC Lowe on recieving the Army Achievement Medal for his End of Tour Award. Several leaders had plenty to say about his contributions to the team and all present expressed how much he will be missed.

A special shout-out to our Soldier Family Readiness Group and our group leader, Mrs. Cantoni! Happy Valentine’s Day from...
02/20/2021

A special shout-out to our Soldier Family Readiness Group and our group leader, Mrs. Cantoni! Happy Valentine’s Day from our Cobra family to yours! Thank you so much! Kaytee Cantoni

“True leaders are ready to sweat when making rehearsal, than to cry tears when actually practicing. To save the tears, b...
02/20/2021

“True leaders are ready to sweat when making rehearsal, than to cry tears when actually practicing. To save the tears, be ready to sweat!”

We are training! The Cobras successfully conducted a rehearsal on a major training event with Hunter 6 and Hunter 7 of the 1-62 Air Defense Artillery Battalion

Crew 1 uprange was presented the Battalion Coin for their hard work throughout the deployment!

Black History Month Essay-1LT Sannella There have been many inspirational black figures in my life. If I had to narrow i...
02/18/2021

Black History Month Essay
-1LT Sannella

There have been many inspirational black figures in my life. If I had to narrow it down to three individuals I would say my best friend growing up Jamison Williams, my football mentor in high school Austin Copeland, and my 1SG, 1SG Harvey. Throughout history I have drawn inspiration in life, leadership philosophy, and personal conviction. Many of these stories are well known and are easily drawn to by inspiring athletes, leaders, and people of service. Some of these stories have resonated throughout my life and I draw back on a daily occurrence, such as the perseverance displayed by Henry O. Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point, the articulate and revolutionary actions of Nelson Mandela, and the fortitude of Michael Jordan. I reflected amongst these historical figures and came to the realization that the people in my life have shown extreme courage, leadership, and devotion.

Jamison Williams is my High School best friend. He transferred to my high school in the spring of our sophomore year. Even as the new kid in school, Jamison was a natural leader whose skill on the football field resonated to every aspect of his life. Jamison brought an energy and skill to life that is not common. Every week Jamison would call me to challenge me to 1 on 1 passing drills and work outs outside of our everyday football practice. Overall, I attribute much of my high school, and even college work ethic to Jamison. I could count a million stories in which Jamison brought the team together to train for extra hours to bring us closer to a championship, or to do my homework when I did not feel like it. It was the everyday attitude and leadership that Jamison displayed that is so inspiring. The consistency to preform every aspect of your life at a high level is the type of action that separates good from great. I try to personally incorporate this in my own life, as well as resonate this to my subordinates. Eventually, our hard work would pay off as Jamison and myself earned football scholarships to division 1 level programs. Even to this day I am reminded by Jamison to keep pushing and to do the small things daily, as taking care of those things will take care of the bigger things.

The second inspiration in my life is my football mentor Austin Copeland. Austin was my first personal interaction of leadership that I tried to emulate. Austin saw potential in me from a much younger age than even I saw. My sophomore year of high school Austin would take me with him to preform football workouts without anyone else. I hated Austin at first for how much he pushed me, but realized why once the time for camp rolled around. When camp first rolled around I was the number 9 linebacker on the depth chart. I had to fight for every minute of practice time I got. I remember talking to Austin (a junior, lead tackler, and team captain) saying I was never going to play. He told me “be prepared for when your opportunity comes, no matter if it’s only one play.” I thought Austin was crazy, but studied film, did extra workouts, and prepared for my opportunity. Eventually I worked my way up to the 5th linebacker on the depth chart by the start of the season. The starting outside linebacker got hurt and they put a junior in to replace him. Eventually my role expanded as I never missed assignments and graded out higher than the junior in front of me. By the fifth game I was starting over the junior and never looked back since. After closing out my sophomore season, nearly winning the state championship I thanked Austin for always pushing me. I told him that now we would be the returning starters and I would be the one pushing him. The constant drive for excellence and the healthy competition between Austin and myself will always be something I cherish and incorporate in my leadership style. I am a firm believer that “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another” Austin was the living embodiment of that for me. Austin also displayed a natural level of high leadership by his mere physical presence, he was always an energy giver, not an energy taker. Austin showed me that it is possible to have high standards for subordinates while also showing them a devotion to their development. I can recall GEN Schofield’s definition of discipline from West Point:

“The discipline which makes the soldiers of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment. On the contrary, such treatment is far more likely to destroy than to make an army. It is possible to impart instruction and to give commands in such a manner and such a tone of voice to inspire in the soldier no feeling but an intense desire to obey, while the opposite manner and tone of voice cannot fail to excite strong resentment and a desire to disobey. The one mode or the other of dealing with subordinates springs from a corresponding spirit in the breast of the commander. He who feels the respect which is due to others cannot fail to inspire in them regard for himself, while he who feels, and hence manifests, disrespect toward others, especially his inferiors, cannot fail to inspire hatred against himself.”

Austin mastered the exact tone of voice to inspire service and excellence in his subordinates. I try to emulate that in my everyday leadership even to this day.

My third inspiration is 1SG Desmon Harvey. 1SG Harvey has been one of the most influential people in my entire life, specifically towards leadership. The sound judgment and open resource that 1SG Harvey has provided me since the time I was a 2LT has helped me in an amount that words cannot describe. I remember as a new 2LT reading “Company Command the Bottom Line” for resources that I could use to better enhance myself as a Platoon Leader, but also to get me ready for Command one day. I remember a specific chapter being on the importance of leveraging the NCO support channel for advice before making command decisions—specifically the battalion Command Sergeant Major. I decided to emulate this by going to my Battery 1SG for advice. 1SG Harvey has always been straight forward with his advice and has given me real world examples of what works and what does not. The calamity and attitude 1SG Harvey carries every day inspires excellence and discipline within all ranks. 1SG Harvey is someone who does not talk often, but when he does you better listen. 1SG Harvey is an extremely decorated Soldier who has seen just about every aspect of jobs in the army. From serving on STANDS, as a TCA, training Kuwaiti nationals on proper use of the Patriot system, and even writing doctrine. 1SG Harvey is truly a subject matter expert who can solve any problem that a Soldier brings. The daily inspiration 1SG Harvey shows in the care for Soldiers, the personal investment he displays in Soldiers, while at the same time keeping the good order and discipline within the unit is something I wish all First Sergeant’s within the army would display. His professionalism and ability to lead by example without telling everyone is one of the many reasons I find daily inspiration to keep being the best version of myself I can be. From counseling Soldiers, to writing NCOERs, and even conducting Air Defense Gunnery Table VIII’s 1SG Harvey has been there for me to provide candid feedback and support when I needed it most.

Black History Month Essay
-1LT Sannella

There have been many inspirational black figures in my life. If I had to narrow it down to three individuals I would say my best friend growing up Jamison Williams, my football mentor in high school Austin Copeland, and my 1SG, 1SG Harvey. Throughout history I have drawn inspiration in life, leadership philosophy, and personal conviction. Many of these stories are well known and are easily drawn to by inspiring athletes, leaders, and people of service. Some of these stories have resonated throughout my life and I draw back on a daily occurrence, such as the perseverance displayed by Henry O. Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point, the articulate and revolutionary actions of Nelson Mandela, and the fortitude of Michael Jordan. I reflected amongst these historical figures and came to the realization that the people in my life have shown extreme courage, leadership, and devotion.

Jamison Williams is my High School best friend. He transferred to my high school in the spring of our sophomore year. Even as the new kid in school, Jamison was a natural leader whose skill on the football field resonated to every aspect of his life. Jamison brought an energy and skill to life that is not common. Every week Jamison would call me to challenge me to 1 on 1 passing drills and work outs outside of our everyday football practice. Overall, I attribute much of my high school, and even college work ethic to Jamison. I could count a million stories in which Jamison brought the team together to train for extra hours to bring us closer to a championship, or to do my homework when I did not feel like it. It was the everyday attitude and leadership that Jamison displayed that is so inspiring. The consistency to preform every aspect of your life at a high level is the type of action that separates good from great. I try to personally incorporate this in my own life, as well as resonate this to my subordinates. Eventually, our hard work would pay off as Jamison and myself earned football scholarships to division 1 level programs. Even to this day I am reminded by Jamison to keep pushing and to do the small things daily, as taking care of those things will take care of the bigger things.

The second inspiration in my life is my football mentor Austin Copeland. Austin was my first personal interaction of leadership that I tried to emulate. Austin saw potential in me from a much younger age than even I saw. My sophomore year of high school Austin would take me with him to preform football workouts without anyone else. I hated Austin at first for how much he pushed me, but realized why once the time for camp rolled around. When camp first rolled around I was the number 9 linebacker on the depth chart. I had to fight for every minute of practice time I got. I remember talking to Austin (a junior, lead tackler, and team captain) saying I was never going to play. He told me “be prepared for when your opportunity comes, no matter if it’s only one play.” I thought Austin was crazy, but studied film, did extra workouts, and prepared for my opportunity. Eventually I worked my way up to the 5th linebacker on the depth chart by the start of the season. The starting outside linebacker got hurt and they put a junior in to replace him. Eventually my role expanded as I never missed assignments and graded out higher than the junior in front of me. By the fifth game I was starting over the junior and never looked back since. After closing out my sophomore season, nearly winning the state championship I thanked Austin for always pushing me. I told him that now we would be the returning starters and I would be the one pushing him. The constant drive for excellence and the healthy competition between Austin and myself will always be something I cherish and incorporate in my leadership style. I am a firm believer that “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another” Austin was the living embodiment of that for me. Austin also displayed a natural level of high leadership by his mere physical presence, he was always an energy giver, not an energy taker. Austin showed me that it is possible to have high standards for subordinates while also showing them a devotion to their development. I can recall GEN Schofield’s definition of discipline from West Point:

“The discipline which makes the soldiers of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment. On the contrary, such treatment is far more likely to destroy than to make an army. It is possible to impart instruction and to give commands in such a manner and such a tone of voice to inspire in the soldier no feeling but an intense desire to obey, while the opposite manner and tone of voice cannot fail to excite strong resentment and a desire to disobey. The one mode or the other of dealing with subordinates springs from a corresponding spirit in the breast of the commander. He who feels the respect which is due to others cannot fail to inspire in them regard for himself, while he who feels, and hence manifests, disrespect toward others, especially his inferiors, cannot fail to inspire hatred against himself.”

Austin mastered the exact tone of voice to inspire service and excellence in his subordinates. I try to emulate that in my everyday leadership even to this day.

My third inspiration is 1SG Desmon Harvey. 1SG Harvey has been one of the most influential people in my entire life, specifically towards leadership. The sound judgment and open resource that 1SG Harvey has provided me since the time I was a 2LT has helped me in an amount that words cannot describe. I remember as a new 2LT reading “Company Command the Bottom Line” for resources that I could use to better enhance myself as a Platoon Leader, but also to get me ready for Command one day. I remember a specific chapter being on the importance of leveraging the NCO support channel for advice before making command decisions—specifically the battalion Command Sergeant Major. I decided to emulate this by going to my Battery 1SG for advice. 1SG Harvey has always been straight forward with his advice and has given me real world examples of what works and what does not. The calamity and attitude 1SG Harvey carries every day inspires excellence and discipline within all ranks. 1SG Harvey is someone who does not talk often, but when he does you better listen. 1SG Harvey is an extremely decorated Soldier who has seen just about every aspect of jobs in the army. From serving on STANDS, as a TCA, training Kuwaiti nationals on proper use of the Patriot system, and even writing doctrine. 1SG Harvey is truly a subject matter expert who can solve any problem that a Soldier brings. The daily inspiration 1SG Harvey shows in the care for Soldiers, the personal investment he displays in Soldiers, while at the same time keeping the good order and discipline within the unit is something I wish all First Sergeant’s within the army would display. His professionalism and ability to lead by example without telling everyone is one of the many reasons I find daily inspiration to keep being the best version of myself I can be. From counseling Soldiers, to writing NCOERs, and even conducting Air Defense Gunnery Table VIII’s 1SG Harvey has been there for me to provide candid feedback and support when I needed it most.

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