Major LaFlash is proud to recognize Corporal Tom Worral as our ArmA Soldier of the Quarter, SOTQ, for the third quarter of 2015. Recipients of the SOTQ are those soldiers who are active for the 3 months of that quarter and who go above and beyond the normal call of duty. These soldiers truly set the example and exemplify what it is to be a “Rock of the Marne”. Candidates for SOTQ are recommended by Platoon, Squad, Fireteam, and DMOS Leadership. Candidates are then reviewed by BMO staff to determine if the soldier has been active the entire time, performs a uniform inspection, speaks with their Chain of Command about their performance, and in some cases may conduct an interview with the candidate.
Corporal Worrall enlisted on May 28 of this year at 3rdID. Applied at FIG and PAO for jobs as a RSO and Journalist. Ever since his enlistment he’s been hard working to get to CPL and in those 3 months of enlistment, he’s been promoted to Corporal and Fireteam Leader for First Platoon’s First Squad Scorpions. Corporal Worrall has impressed his leaders with skills in leadership and help within the unit and in his squad.
Why did you join 3rdID? I think I joined because I loved realism units and 3rdID looked like a professional realism unit.
What is your favorite aspect of the unit? I enjoyed the members of the unit, How you can have a normal conversation with them then jump into a serious environment with them and be realistic. So my favorite aspect is the members.
Any favorite memory that has stuck with you? I remember FNFs we were running to across to a complex and I told a teammate at the time I bet everyone’s going to die and I ended getting shot and fortunately I got behind cover to heal myself.
Tell us a little about your DMOS work. I have been in PAO, well I am in PAO, I’m a RSO. I really like RSO you get to meet new people and it’s great way to meet the new members.
Any advice to give to your fellow soldiers? Don’t get shot, my one tip is not to get to shot.
Any advice how to not get shot? Hide behind someone else!
What motivates you? The people in the unit, they're all interesting, they're not total “arseholes.”
What Army value is the most important to you and why? Respect, because respect means you are going show respect and not be an arsehole and it keeps people wanting to come into the unit and stay in the unit.
Any valuable lessons you have learned while being in the unit? Don’t cross in any road or such in battle, so you don’t get shot or blown up.