History Of Retired Master Sergeant ( Msg ) Essay

874 Words Jul 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Retired Master Sergeant (MSG) John Landale Ada is the older of two sons and was born in Watertown, N.Y. on February 18, 1967. He graduated from Indian River Central High School in Philadelphia, New York in 1986. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1991. After graduation, he joined the Army in 1994 where he met his wife, Brooke, while both were attending Advance Individual Training for Intelligence Analysts at Fort Huachuca.
After serving seven years in the Army and being stationed in multiple installations, he was then assigned at 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) as an Intelligence analyst in the All Source Production Section (ASPS). He served multiple leadership position while being stationed in 1st Special Forces Group(1SFG). I met MSG Ada when I arrived at 1SFG as a Human Intelligence NCO back in 2007. Just mere sergeant at the time and was a little bit intimidated with my first line supervisor MSG Ada, my Legacy Leader.
I chose MSG Ada as my legacy leader because he molded me into the Senior Leader that I am now. MSG Ada was an exceptional leader that is well known in the chain of command. He was a properly respected leader in the Special Forces community, even though he was not a green beret. He was able to earn their trust and confidence both his superior and peers. I was so amazed that his analytical and planning skills were highly sought out in 1SFG. He demonstrated his excellent technical skills…

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