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South Korea-Based NCO Wins Top Service Award

From the Army News Service:

July 23, 2013

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A South Korea-based master sergeant was the U.S. Army’s selection for the 2013 Federally Employed Women Meritorious Service Award.

Master Sgt. Latisha Turner, from Eighth Army’s 2501st Support Detachment, earned top honors for the U.S. Army and will represent the service at the awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla., later this month.

The Federally Employed Women Meritorious Service Award honors leaders who have made significant contributions to diversity, equality and the advancement of women in their organizations.  The award is given to six military members, one from each of the services.

“I believe that it was my extensive volunteer efforts to local food banks and nursing homes that led to my selection,” said Turner, who is originally from Hague, Va.

Turner served as the vice president for Sisterhood Ministries, a non-profit organization outside of the Fort Campbell, Ky. She is currently serving in Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

“The organization provides mentorship and counseling to hurting women and children of all ages,” said Turner.  “The organization has helped countless female Soldiers within the local Fort Campbell community as well.”

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