There are those people who impact your life in a big way, the ones you will never forget, CMSgt Roy will most definitely be on my list. He encouraged me to go after my desire to become a First Sergeant, even though I never believed I could. His small seed of faith in me was exactly what I needed in that time of my life to keep me motivated to stay in the game, keep my head up, and believe in myself. .
In a period where I’d lost faith in senior leaders, and ‘the system,’ he proved to me that true leadership comes from the heart and it’s about doing what you love and believing in what you do. He leads by example because it is very apparent that what he does comes from the heart and he loves what he does. .
I dare say, the diamond on my sleeve would not be there had I had not met this phenomenal leader, he helped me believe that I could, in a time when all I heard in my head was ‘you can’t.’
I am surely going to miss you Chief Roy. You are one of the greats. - 12 hours ago