From the Frontlines Staff Sgt. Marquita Glover

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  • By Airman 1st Class Montse Ramirez
  • 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
Sitting behind her tidy desk inside a small, dark lit office with a phone in one hand and a pen in the other, the clean-cut Airman displayed professionalism as she carried herself with pride. Her crisp uniform displayed her nametag "Glover" on the right side pocket and her sleeves showcased four stripes.

Staff Sgt. Marquita Glover, 509th Force Support Squadron, assistant NCO in charge of installation personnel readiness, is known to be a professional Airman by many including the members from her deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, according to Senior Master Sgt. Eric Dupree, 509th FSS, NCO in charge of unit readiness.

During the time she was there, from October 2009 to July, the Global Strike Command Airman was part of the U.S. Army's 510th Human Resource Company.

There, she performed duties of what she describes as flight attendant; manifesting flights, briefing members on procedures, and rest and recuperation time information.

"My job was important to the mission as a huge morale booster," said Sergeant Glover.

"We would help servicemembers who were deployed for 270 days or more obtain 15 days of non-chargeable leave. We also processed the travel information of Airmen and Soldiers going home.

"It was a great feeling to be able to help Airmen and Soldiers return to their families," she said.

She didn't just make the wishes of servicemembers come true by sending them home; she also provided aid to Afghan men, women and children hit by an avalanche there by giving them food and providing shelter during Operation Avalanche.

Because of her work with Operation Avalanche, she said the 82nd Special Troop's Battalion awarded her a certificate of for her meritorious service.

Sergeant Glover said she enjoyed her job so much she wouldn't mind going back.
"I was very confident doing my job," she said. "I tried to be the best I could be, and I think it paid off."

Her supervisor here, Sergeant Dupree agrees that she goes above and beyond the call of duty when performing her job.

"I think the amount of responsibility she takes on is that of a master sergeant," Sergeant Dupree said. "I was not surprised the people she worked with were pleased with her performance."

Sergeant Glover said the Army did things a little differently, performing a broader spectrum of responsibilities she wasn't used to, but she was eager to learn and wouldn't hesitate to deploy with them again.