Sergeant Bailey Lambert joined the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit on June 26th, 2019 where he was first assigned as a Fireteam Leader in First Squad, First Platoon, Alpha Company quickly upon graduation of OSUT. By the end of August 2019 he was selected as Squad leader of Second Squad and then on September 29th, 2019 he transferred back to First Squad to where he has been leading from the front as a Squad leader since.
Throughout his time here he has shown a very strong passion for our unit, dedication, patriotism, valor, fidelity and professional excellence. He shows these while leading a combat team to leading several DMOS's. In view of these qualities, his demonstrated leadership potential, and dedicated service, Sergeant Bailey Lambert has been award the Soldiers Medal and selected as this Soldier of the Quarter
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Bailey Lambert, I'm 21 Years Old and from Victoria, Australia. I’ve been a Police Constable for two years now, serving as a General Patrol Officer. The Police Force has been a big part of my life with the majority of my family serving in the State and Federal Police throughout their life. Currently, I’m in the process of joining the Australian Army (Reserves).
What is your favorite aspect of the unit?
My favourite aspects are the mateship and camaraderie, over the past few months I’ve made some great friends in this unit and I enjoy jumping online and speaking with people! I’ve played quite a few online games over the years and never come across such a solid and well-rounded group of individuals in a Milsim Unit. One day I’d love to travel to the states in the hope I might be able to catch up with a few people depending on where I visit.
Any favorite/funny/memorable moment throughout your whole time in the unit?
Oh too many to choose from! A few months back during a Squad Drill we ruck marched towards an EVAC point where WO1 Brennan was picking us up in a UH-60 (BlackHawk). Upon landing WO1 Brennan disconnected and First Squad Scorpions was left stranded by an abandoned helicopter, whilst a platoon size enemy force was moving in on our position. SPC Sklenar decided it would be the best idea to man the helicopter and to jump into the pilot position with minimal flight experience, as the helicopter started to lift up emergency sounds and warnings were going off within the helicopter. (We feared for our lives) we suddenly noticed the helicopter rapidly descending back towards the ground from 150 meters in the air... Let’s just say it didn’t end well haha.
Any advice to give to your fellow soldiers?
Set yourself short-term and long-term goals within the unit. In the Third Infantry Division, the sky is the limit. If you’re willing to work hard you will accomplish your goals you will get there! There will be obstacles, challenges and hard times, however, if you have the motivation and determination on where you want to go within the unit and real life, you will be successful! “You only get out what you put in. So don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get, with the hard work you didn’t do”.
What army value is the most important to you and why?
Loyalty - Be loyal to yourself and loyal to your team. If you’re loyal to your fellow soldiers they will have trust, faith and believe in you as a leader. This way, you can expect great success with fellow soldiers following in your footsteps.
Any valuable lessons you have learned while being in the unit?
If you work hard you will be rewarded, don’t expect your superiors to hand you anything because you do what everyone else does. Stand up and stand out! Be a Leader and not a follower. Most importantly be yourself!