With the end of the Second Quarter, this last ceremony we announced the second of four soldiers in 2020 will be named Soldier of the Quarter. Second Quarter we honor Sergeant David Sklenar. Sergeant David Sklenar joined the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Unit on August 27th, 2019. Over the last 10 months in the unit, SGT Sklenar has made a name for himself while serving in roles of fireteam member for both First and Second Squads within First Platoon Widowmakers, He helped streamline the Aviation Crew Chief position within 3CAB, hauled the heavy radios for First Platoon Widowmakers as the Platoon RTO before going back into First Squad as a Fireteam Leader. Lastly back in April 2020 moving into S-2 Intelligence as an Analyst. In this role SGT Sklenar collects intel and creates all of our operational missions and presence patrols. In these multiple roles and responsibilities SGT Sklenar has earned several distinguished awards and badges to include but not limited to Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, NCO Dev Ribbon, Airborne and Air Assault Badges and he has conducted twelve combat missions during his service thus far. In view of these qualities, his demonstrated leadership potential, and dedicated service, Sergeant David Sklenar has been award the Soldiers Medal and selected as this Soldier of the Quarter.
Tell us a little about yourself. - I'm David Sklenar, 18 years old and from the Czech Republic, and I am a hardcore gamer! I'm currently studying Engineering, and in January I'll start a process to hopefully get into the position of ATC (Air Traffic Controller) after I finish school.
What is your favorite aspect of the unit? - Definitely the atmosphere, I found alot of cool friends that I haven't found in over 6-ish years in other gaming communities.
Any favorite/funny/memorable moment throughout your whole time in the unit? - I can't really say that I have any Favorite moment, each moment is special to me in it's own way.
Any advice to give to your fellow soldiers? - Have patience, it's always rewarding, especially in this unit.
What army value is the most important to you and why? - Loyalty all the way. If you are Loyal, you can expect to be rewarded sooner or later.
Any valuable lessons you have learned while being in the unit? - Too many to list, most of them are personal. But aside from that I would say that this unit built up my confidence, especially when it comes to English. As a non-native speaker I was always nervous when speaking to a native speaker.