Rookie recruiter in Tacoma surpasses goals

By Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Moody/446th pao on July 14, 2011

MCCHORD FIELD, Wash. -- In his first year, a new Reserve recruiter has exceeded not only his personal goals, but those of the Western Recruiting Squadron, Tacoma, Wash.

Master Sgt. Chris Brown is a line recruiter with the Western Recruiting who sets high personal goals and delivers solid results. The 10-year Reservist has already exceeded his recruiting command goals by 152 percent with more than 35 enlistments or accessions.

"I started recruiting in October 2010 and set my goals to be rookie of the year and receive the Sentry Club award," said Brown. "Rookie of the year is based on every first-year recruiter nationwide with the most accessions in a fiscal year."

According to Chief Master Sgt. Scott Terpening, WRS senior recruiter, The Sentry Club award is given to less than 5 percent of recruiters nationwide who exceed their annual recruiting goals by at least 150 percent.

"With a narrow margin separating Sergeant Brown from recruiting competitors, he is doing well toward his goals," said Terpening.

"Because of Sergeant Brown's outstanding performance and Airmanship, he was selected to represent the WRS and 446th Airlift Wing at a Noncommissioned Officer Association conference in July," said Terpening.

Brown said his future plans include returning to Utah to be near his family.