SERGEANTS 

PROTECT. DEFEND. REBUILD

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Donald Glen Meyer Jr

July, 26, 1976

Akron, Ohio, United State

United States of America

United State Army

1996-2013

Staff Sergeant

Panama, Honduras, Ecuador, OIF

Army Accommodation Medal x3

Service Achievement Medal x2 Army

Achievement Medal x3

Good Conduct Medal

Ohio Achievement Medal x2

National Defense with Bronze Star

Global War on Terrorism service Medal

Global War on Terrorism expeditionary Mobilization Ribbon with M device

Overseas service ribbon x

Military


SSG Donald Meyer distinguished himself by exceptional superior service as the Battalion S-3 from September 2011 to September 2012. The outstanding skill, leadership, and careless efforts of SSG Meyer resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of multiple battalion ran programs ine. His dedication to duty, commitment to excellence and work ethic were unquestionable. His actions gave every senior leader in his chain of command the freedom to shoot, move, communicate, engage and plan to meet operational standards. In meeting the challenges of attrition in the Army National Guard, SSG Meyer was a direct result in recruiting over 40 Soldiers and he was able to retain 75% of eligible Soldiers while assign as the Headquarters retention NCO.


As one of Alpha Company 237th Senior Enlisted, SSG Meyer in his last year provided mentorship and leadership to over 100 Soldiers as Platoon Sergeant. SSG Meyer supervised the implication of the drivers training program, resulting in 64 Soldiers receiving licensing on all vehicles. Under his mentorship, he skillfully groomed the next generation of leaders, which resulted in the Soldier and NCO Warrior of the Year competitions for the Battalion in 2013.


For over 17 years of meritorious service to the United States Army and the Ohio Army National Guard. Throughout his military career, Staff Sergeant Meyer has served with honor and distinction in numerous positions, from those associated with his primary MOS as a Motor Transport Operator to his career as a Platoon Sergeant. His unwavering dedication to duty and unparalleled professionalism has consistently earned the respect of subordinates, peers, and superiors alike. An innovative and relentless troubleshooter, his vast technical knowledge greatly aided in the company's success while deployed, with little material support, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08. His experience, gained from serving in a multitude of positions has proved invaluable as he mentored junior Soldiers and platoon leadership on a wide spectrum of theater and garrison topics, increasing their readiness for deployment and ultimately, unit effectiveness. His long and illustrious career has been marked by humanity and service and reflects great credit upon himself, the Ohio Army National Guard, and the United States Army.

Work


As a Veteran, it was not easy to find a job as the media portrays. Understanding the challenges of being a Veteran trying to get your life back on track, I employed the skills I have in construction to start Sergeants Home Improvements LLC. The business model has been to hire military Veterans throughout The Greater Akron Region that are currently struggling with PTSD and other issues related to combat that makes it hard to acclimate to civilian lifestyle.


Key responsibilities at Sergeants Home Improvements LLC

• Business Owner & Employee/Contractor Relations

• Multi-Media Advertising/Marketing

• Creation and Design of Training Plans/Guides

• Sales Training

• Bookkeeping

• Market Research

Community involvement and contributions

  •  Support upside for downs org- kids with Down syndrome
  • Primer sponsor for local travel basketball team
  • Member of The Greater Akron Chambers
  • Supporter of The American Flag Company
  • Creator and former President of 501(c) 3 Band of Brothers Homes for Heroes
  • Employ Military Veterans

Awards

  • Army Accommodation Medal x3
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal x2
  • Army Achievement Medal x3
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Ohio Achievement Medal x2
  • National Defense with Bronze Star
  • Global War on Terrorism service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism expeditionary Medal
  • Mobilization Ribbon with M device
  • Overseas service ribbon x2
  • 2014 Nominee for 30 for the Future award (Nominees are trendsetters in their industries, and who make an impact on the region through dynamic leadership and community service)