Face of Defense: Sergeant Takes Responsibility for His Marines
By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Glen Santy
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2013 Because they are the future of his craft, and each one is a direct reflection of himself, Marine Corps Sgt. Bradley A. Hoover said, he takes personal responsibility for each Marine he is charged with leading.
Marine Corps Sgt. Bradley A. Hoover, a fixed-wing aircraft power plant mechanics instructor at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., stresses communication when training fellow Marines. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Glen Santy
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Hoover, a fixed-wing aircraft power plant mechanics instructor with the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training here, guides new Marines through a three-month training period, which includes daily physical training and Marine Corps martial arts courses.
The job gives him a high level of personal satisfaction in sending highly-trained Marines to the fleet, Hoover said.
“One thing I want these Marines to remember is to never stop excelling and to try their best at everything they do,” he added. “I want these students to absorb this knowledge.”
In the engine technician field, the sergeant said, communication sustains a productive workflow, so he stresses that aspect of the job.
“I want to get them to speak out loud and think out loud and get them to work together,” Hoover said. “The more they learn here, the less they have to learn in the fleet.”