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My Husband, My Hero

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S: SGT Allan Schlegel, United States Army

BC: The NCO Creed 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!

FC: SGT Allan Schlegel | SGT Allan Schlegel

1: Finally home after a year long deployment in Iraq | AJ, You are my hero. I cannot express how proud I am of all you have done and all you have sacrificed during your time in the Army. Your courage and bravery are what make you an amazing soldier. When I was finishing high school, you were in Iraq fighting a war to keep our country safe from terrorists. Next, you left the comfort of the United States to pursue your dreams in Europe. You traveled all over the world and met incredible people along the way. When you finally returned to the states, we found out we would be stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. As soon as we arrived, I watched as you were suddenly sent to Haiti. You never once complained. Instead, you packed your things and left the security of home to help others in need. Time and time again, I have watched you put this country above yourself. I have never been more proud of anyone in my life. You will always be my hero and you will always be the love of my life. Your 2nd in Command, Lauren

2: Operation Iraqi Freedom Mosul, Iraq November 2005-December 2006 | US ARMY

3: "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave" -Elmer Davis | Allan Schlegel | Allan Schlegel

4: AJ's Reenlistment Warriors Walk Fort Stewart, GA | Warriors Walk is dedicated to Fort Stewart's soldiers who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. For decades, many brave soldiers have marched here prior to going to battle and it is also where they are welcomed when they return home. And here on this walkway, we remember the courageous soldiers who demonstrated exceptional valor, honor and respect for our country. It is this field where warriors walk.

5: Ft Stewart, Georgia Fort Stewart is the largest army installation east of the Mississippi River. It is home of the 3rd Infantry Division. | Fort Stewart Friends

6: While stationed at Fort Stewart, AJ was offered an amazing opportunity that would greatly benefit his career. He decided to reenlist so that he could go to Stuttgart, Germany to do personal security for General Ward of AFRICOM. While stationed in Germany, AJ traveled all over Africa and Europe with the General. He met diplomats from all over the world and got to visit places that he never thought possible. The training and experience that AJ received helped him to realize that personal security is his passion. AFRICOM Mission United States Africa Command, in concert with other U.S. government agencies and international partners, conducts sustained security engagement through military-to-military programs, military sponsored activities, and other military operations as directed to promote a stable and secure African environment in support of U.S. foreign policy.

7: General William "Kip" Ward Commander of United States Africa Command

8: PSD Training

10: Mozambique | Mauritius, Mauritius | Garmisch, Germany | North Coast Beach, Mauritius | Tunis, Tunisia

11: The Army has allowed AJ to travel all over the world, especially throughout Europe and Africa | Wiesbaden, Germany | Madrid, Spain

13: Allan L. Schlegel Protective Services Agent HQ USAFRICOM Protective Services Detachment

14: White Water Rafting on the Nile River in Uganda

15: Walking with the Lions in Mauritius, a small island off the coast of Madagascar


17: Fort Bragg Located just west of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Fort Bragg is one of the largest and busiest military complexes in the world. It hosts America's only airborne division, the Green Berets, and the Special Operations Command.

18: The 65th MP Company was sent to Haiti after the devastating Earthquake in January 2010 | First In, Last Out!

19: Operation Unified Response

20: Military Police

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