Samuel Sharpe Award, January, 2011

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Marilynn Bradley, senior maintenance technician for U.S. Army Africa G-4 (Logistics), received the Samuel Sharpe Award from the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Association at a monthly hail-and-farewell ceremony Jan. 21.

“CW4 Bradley-Watts has been the linchpin for improving every facet of the maintenance posture within the command,” Chief Warrant Officer 4 Joachim Consiglio said.

The Samuel Sharpe Award is named for one of a council of 13 freemen who presided over the Massachusetts Bay Colonies in the 1600s. Samuel Sharpe was appointed as “Master Gunner of Ordnance” by the colonial authority to care for shot, powder and other essential supplies. According to the Ordnance Corps Association, this award honors those “whose selfless contributions to the Corps stand out in the eyes of their seniors, peers and subordinates alike.”

“I was totally out of my comfort zone as a maintenance technician, but I try to give my best, 100 percent of my effort to what I do,” Bradley said. “I knew the product had to be effective and quality, because it affected other service components.”

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