Howell, William, MSG

Adjutant General (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Active
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
42A-Human Resources Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2016-Present, HQ, US Army Cadet Command
Previously Held MOS
75B-Personnel Administration Specialist
Service Years
1994 - Present
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

Master Sergeant


Five Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Schutzenschnur Silver 1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur Belgian Military Physical Fitness Badge (Silver)


 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association
  2008, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Currently I am the Senior Equal Opportunity Advisor for United States Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox.


   
Other Comments:
Creed Of The Noncommissoned Officer

No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time-honored corps, which is known as the “BACKBONE OF THE ARMY.”  I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.

Competence is my watchword. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind – accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain tactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment. 

Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve: seniors, peers and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Noncommissioned Officers, Leaders!
   

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Adjutant General

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1994, 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery Regiment (Fort Sill, OK), B/1
 Unit Assignments
4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR)54th Engineer Battalion3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry 3rd Armored BCT (Greywolf) 1st Cavalry Division
Soldier Support Institute, Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) Staff, Fort Lee, VA171st Infantry BrigadeAFNORTH Battalion, US Army NATO Brigade2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
19th Sustainment Command (Theater)HQ, US Army Cadet Command
  1994-1998, 75B, 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR)
  1998-2002, 75B, HHC, 54th Engineer Battalion
  2002-2006, 42A, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
  2006-2008, 42A, HHT, 3rd Armored BCT (Greywolf) 1st Cavalry Division
  2008-2009, 42A, Soldier Support Institute, Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) Staff, Fort Lee, VA
  2009-2010, 42A, HHC, 171st Infantry Brigade
  2010-2012, 42A, A Company, AFNORTH Battalion
  2012-2013, 42A, HHC, AFNORTH Battalion
  2013-Present, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
  2015-Present, 19th Sustainment Command (Theater)
  2016-Present, HQ, US Army Cadet Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Victory, Bagdad, Iraq
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Warhorse Baquba, Iraq7
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
 Colleges Attended 
Tarleton State UniversityCentral Texas CollegeTrident University International
  1988-1990, Others/Not Listed
  2006-2007, Tarleton State University
  2006-2007, Central Texas College
  2007-2010, Trident University International
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