Name: Pvt. Ronald Daniels

Unit: 506th Quartermaster Company

MOS: 92G – food service specialist

Place of duty: 49th QM Group Dining Facility

Time in service: nine months

Age: 31

Hometown: Greenville, N.C.

Family: daughter, Myaisha, 6-years-old; mother, Williamson

Pastimes: “Watching TV, going out and listening to music.”

Recent accomplishments: “I’ve stayed out of trouble, passed my PT test, go to work on time and learned my way around the kitchen.”

How would you describe yourself: “Hardworking, supportive of my fellow Soldiers and always willing to help make things smoother.”

Worst fear: “To be without family and not have anything to work for.”

One life-changing event: “Joining the Army. The requirement for work is such that you don’t have a lot of time to do what you want to do, but I don’t mind because it can be rewarding.”

What celebrity or historical figure would you like to be: “I wouldn’t want to be anybody else. I’m happy with being myself.”

Why I joined the Army: “I wanted to be able to provide for myself and my daughter, have a career focus and to help my family.”

The person I admire the most: “My mother. She raised me by herself. She’s a very strong person. I hope to be as strong as her.”

The one thing I would change about the Army: “I wouldn’t change the Army. I know that everybody doesn’t always agree with the way things are done, but most things in the Army are done for a reason and they are time-tested.”

If I wasn’t in the Army: “I’d be driving a truck or I’d be a barber.”

What I would do for my fellow Soldiers: “I would give them some extra leave time.”

How you would lead Soldiers: “I would lead by the book, but I would also be practical.”

How Soldiers should best support the mission:

“Be attentive, respectful, loyal, dedicated and keep a ‘never quit’ attitude.”

Best thing about being a Soldier: “The best thing is that it keeps you physically fit.”

Values: “My fellow Soldiers.”

Motivations: “That there’s a mission each and every day and always another day to complete them.”

Goals: “To get a promotion, provide for myself and complete my mission on a daily basis.”

Compiled by T. Anthony Bell

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