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NEWS | Dec. 17, 2012

470th MI Brigade warrant officer receives command honor

By Gregory Ripps 470th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs

Intelligence and Security Command Adjutant General's Corps Warrant Officer of the Year for 2012.

That's the long title of distinction recently received by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christina Howard, human resources technician for the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade.

She also was the first to receive that honor, which INSCOM similarly bestowed on top performers among its officers, noncommissioned officers, Soldiers and civilians in the human resources career field for the first time this year.

Howard was selected from warrant officer nominees throughout the command's eight brigades, two groups and other subordinate organizations. Col. Jay Waters, the command's assistant chief of staff, G1 (Personnel), presented the award to Howard during the G1/S1 Personnel Training Event at Fort Belvoir, Va.

"I felt honored that I was submitted for the award," Howard said. "I was surprised when I got selected."

Howard has been dealing with human resources or personnel matters almost since she began her military career in 1994.

"It's about helping Soldiers get where they need to be in their jobs," she explained. "It's getting Soldiers the tools they need to be successful."

Howard shared with other human resources technicians her own advice to herself.

"Don't forget to provide the best customer service to both military and civilians," she said. "And never forget that I came up through the ranks.