Soldier’s Blog: Cpt. Kelley A. Keating

August 25, 2013

By CPT Kelley A. Keating

DSC_5062I currently serve as the Adjutant for 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard.  For readers who are not familiar with the term, the Adjutant is the officer in charge of the S-1 section.  The S-1 section here in the 1/3 battalion contains 10 Soldiers trained in the art of human resources.  The S-1 is comparable to any corporation’s human resources department with the same basic mission; to enhance the readiness and capabilities of the force.  We accomplish this by managing our manpower and providing administrative support to subordinate units.

The roles and responsibilities of the S-1 are vast, and would be too much to outline in this blog. So, let’s just cover the big ticket items such as the processing of awards, leave forms, evaluation reports, and pay inquiries, among a variety of other essential personnel services.  It truly takes a team to accomplish the daily tasks and I am very fortunate to work with and learn from the officers, NCO’s and Soldiers of this prestigious unit.

As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, I would like to give thanks and honor to the women of our past that fought for our right to vote in a democratic Nation.  This is our civic duty and should not be forgotten each time a ballot is cast.  Because of the dreams and perseverance of those who came before us, women are not only able to vote but able to serve in the military in a plethora of assignments and positions unimaginable years ago.  The more than 200,000 women of our Armed Forces are proof of this.   Thank you to those who have fought and continue to fight for our next generations’ way of life.

“The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.” ― Tavis Smiley, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

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4 thoughts on “Soldier’s Blog: Cpt. Kelley A. Keating

  1. Jim Tadayeski

    2LT Sandra Hazelton was the first officer in The Old Guard as a Platoon Leader in the 289th MP Co. in November 1994.

    1SG (Ret) Jim Tadayeski

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  2. Clyde Standiford

    I proud of all you and my son spc kyle standiford love you son On Aug 23, 2013 11:48 AM, “the TOG blog” wrote: > > 3d US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) posted: “August 25, 2013 By CPT Kelley A. Keating I currently serve as the Adjutant for 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard. For readers who are not familiar with the term, the Adjutant is the officer in charge of the S-1 secti” >

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  3. robert Michael dea n

    Thank you very much for your service professionalism and your deligence I serve at forward operating bases. F o b

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