By: Staci Cretu, A&PA
The strength of the Army starts with the Station Commander. Each week the battalion will recognize a one of our many men and women who carry out the duty of station commander.
The first week we will recognize Sgt. 1st Class David Woodruff of Reading Opportunity Center. SFC Woodruff was the Harrisburg Battalion’s NCOIC for the 26th Annual Toyo Tires National Hot Association Nationals at the Reading Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. He oversaw four US Army Show Car visits at high schools throughout the Harrisburg Recruiting Companies’ footprint. “He went out of his way to ensure that the other centers also benefited from the NHRA week of events,” said Maj. Eric Sutton, the Harrisburg Recruiting Company Commander, who added that SFC Woodruff even volunteered to assist the Lehigh University ROTC with their school visit. The last school visit showcased a presentation by the Army-sponsored NHRA Seven-Time Top Fuel Champion Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher. “There has not been a better school visit out of the 10 years I have been doing this,” said Schumacher. “Everything was well organized, and all I had to do was do my thing. He did an amazing job setting this up.” SFC Woodruff also organized the BN’s involvement in the Youth and Education Services event, COI Function, Strength in Action Zone and Race Pageantry.
Congratulations SFC Woodruff.