An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Articles
Would you stake your life, right now, on the condition of your equipment?
NEWS | Dec. 4, 2023

I Own This: November 2023 Nominees

PS Magazine’s I Own This campaign recognizes Warfighters of all services who exemplify the highest standards of care for their assigned vehicles and equipment and contribute in meaningful ways to their unit's overall maintenance and supply posture. In short, they live and breathe readiness.
For November, we had two (2) Warfighters nominated for this program. Both are deserving of this recognition. One was selected at random to get the spotlight placed on them. That individual is Sgt Jackson Armstrong, USMC, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Littoral Regiment, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Spotlight Profile

Sgt. Jackson Armstrong, USMC, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Littoral Regiment
Sgt Jackson Armstrong
3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Littoral Regiment
Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan
Artillery Systems Technician
Nominated by: CWO2 Shawn Daley
How did you come to know/observe the nominee's actions? I am the battalion's ordnance maintenance officer, and I observe his dedication and impact to the mission daily.
Why does this individual deserve recognition? Through his learned experience and unwavering dedication, he adeptly inspects and addresses problems, showcasing his invaluable contribution to mission accomplishment, problem-solving, leadership, and the overall impact of his actions. The repairmen under Sgt Armstrong's leadership exhibit a commendable attention to detail in addressing each unique situation, demonstrating their commitment to sustaining ongoing transformation. This proactive approach significantly influences the successful accomplishment of missions, showcasing his leadership abilities and problem-solving skills. 

Additional Comments: Sgt Armstrong's exemplary efforts in repairing the M777A2 howitzer exemplify his vital role in mission success, problem resolution, and leadership effectiveness. His dedication to maintaining combat-ready equipment significantly contributes to the overall success of the team and enhances the unit's ability to fulfill its objectives.
Also Nominated...
Warfighter's Name: CW2 Bryan M Hoffman
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Reserve
Unit: 298th Support Maintenance Company, Johnstown, PA
Position/Title: Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer
NSN or End Item Nominee Maintains: Small Arms
Nominated by: CW2 Joseph D Thomas

Justification: I am the AGR 915A at the unit. I arrived March of 2022. I coordinate all annual training missions, special taskers, and requests for support from units and agencies. CW2 Hoffman constantly seeks out training opportunities for his soldiers. His passion for maintaining small arms bleeds into his soldiers and inspires them to achieve proficiency in their MOS. He always finds a way to support sister units and other agencies to ensure readiness throughout the Army Reserves. He put together teams of small arms repairers (SARs) that travel during battle assembly (BA) weekends all over the state of Pennsylvania to provide inspection, service, and repair support to units.

CW2 Hoffman and his team at Ft Cavazos
CW2 Hoffman (left) and his team at Ft Cavazos for annual training
Want to get better search results faster? 
Click the link below to access our "how to" guide
After entering a keyword, you must hit or click the Search bar/box below for the function to work.
Simply hitting Return won't yield results.
Note about links to archive articles

If you come across a link to a pre-2014 PS Magazine issue or article that uses LOGSA in the web address (URL), use this link instead:
For issues/articles from 2014 and after, click on the Archive/Index tab in the top menu of this website.

BE ADVISED: With the migration to Army365, emails in older articles may still reflect an address. To update, change the domain to