MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Marines every day are
volunteering their talents and services in the community, to their fellow
service members and to various organizations, sacrificing their time to help
Squadron 542 awarded Sgt. Shawn H. Rose, an aircraft electrical systems
technician the New Bern Military Alliance and Chamber of Commerce Service
Person of the Quarter award for his actions toward others during a ceremonial
luncheon at the New Bern Country Club in New Bern, Dec. 10.
himself among his peers and subordinates alike by living by the phrase that the
world does not revolve around him,” said Sgt Maj. Brandon S. Eckardt, sergeant
major of VMA-542. “In a contemporary society plagued by a disturbing sense of
self-entitlement, Rose endeavored to enrich the lives of others through his
Rose checked into
the air station in June of 2015 and was promptly designated as the Single
Marine Program representative for his unit, which has given him several
opportunities to contribute to the community.
“Some will see Rose
as a beacon of integrity,” said Eckardt. “Others will recognize him as an industrious
young man who possesses the attribute of initiative and concern for others.”
Having a moral
contract with the American public, community service is one of the ways in
which Marines can pursue their vital role in meeting the expectations of that
contract, added Eckardt.
build that altruism in a person,” said Rose. “Not only does it make you a
better Marine, but it makes you a better human.”
At the award
luncheon, Rose was honored with a proclamation from the mayor of the city of
New Bern, along with recognitions from distinguished organizations and vendors
of the New Bern area.
“I am honored and
overwhelmed with joy to be receiving this award,” said Rose.
Rose explained that
volunteering is a personal and professional development tool that can be used
for one to go out and help the community and form a positive relationship with
everyone, both locally and military.
“If the true measure
of a man is what he does for others who can do nothing for him, then I believe
we should all view Rose with high regard,” said Eckardt.