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MSG Marcia J. Triggs Award for Excellence

The Master Sgt. Marcia J. Triggs Award for Excellence is an annual award intended to recognize an Army Public Affairs Noncommissioned Officer, grade E6-E8, who has demonstrated outstanding and sustained excellence in leadership and performance through positions of increased responsibility and who sets an exemplary standard for others to emulate. The Master Sgt. Marcia J. Triggs Award honors Noncommissioned Officer service to the Army Public Affairs community over a period of at least five (5) years or more. The ideal candidate is one who has made significant contributions to improving the professionalism of the public affairs career field, has made contributions to the Public Affairs mission and practice that will endure for future generations, and is considered so outstanding as to have the potential to become a Public Affairs Sergeant Major. The candidate can come from the Active Army, the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve.



2023 -- 1SG Ashley Huiras, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
2022 -- Staff Sergeant Stephen L. Dornbos, 50th Public Affairs Detachment
2021 — Master Sgt. Charles E. (Chuck) Burden, Joint Staff Public Affairs
2020 — Sgt. 1st Class Heather Denby, 28th Public Affairs Detachment
2019 — Master Sgt. Alejandro J. Licea, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs
2018 — Master Sgt. Jeremy Bunkley
2017 – Master Sgt. Jason B. Stadel, NCOIC, 25th Division Public Affairs
2016 – Sgt. 1st Class Tanya Green, U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy Public Affairs
2015 – Sgt. 1st Class Jose Colon, DINFOS
2014 – Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Crisp, 10th Press Camp Headquarters
2012 – Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Symonds, 89th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
2011 – Sgt. 1st Class Duane Brown, OCPA-LA




The Master Sgt. Marcia J. Triggs Award is named after Master Sgt. Marcia J. Triggs, an Army print journalist and public affairs Noncommissioned Officer, who remained on active duty until her death. 

She deployed to Iraq twice with the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and was working at the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs at the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

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