EUCOM ARE DET 2 Family Group Support Newsletter
Quarterly FRG newsletter for April/May/June 2009
April 4th photos:
I am glad to see that this winter is coming to a close but
you would not know that with the snow we are still getting here in
This quarter has been relative quiet as compared to the
first newsletters. Which
is a good thing! However, the
unit has lost two very valuable role models this quarter. LTC Harbaugh, the Detachment Executive and
Operations Officer, was promoted and has transferred to a new AGR position in
SGM Scudder too was promoted and moved onto a new unit. SGM Scudder is the type of NCO that all officers need to experience as their right hand man. I was fortunate as a commander to have such a highly professional NCO like SGM Scudder. He was also one of the original “Dirty Dozen”. Both soldiers have been instrumental in the growth and development of EUCOM ARE Detachment #2 and I am confident that they will continue to do great things for their gaining units.
I am pleased to announce the new EUCOM ARE Detachment #2 First Sergeant, MSG Matthew Pecoraro. MSG Pecoraro is no stranger to the unit. He has been NCOIC for the IDX division for 2 years. I look forward to working with MSG Pecoraro throughout my tenure as the commander.
The detachment will be heading to
I am looking for a new Family Support Group Representative starting after July 1st. Mr. Donald Russ whose wife is retiring in April has agreed to stay onboard until the 4th Quarter Newsletter has been published. If you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will explain what is required to be the Family Support Group Representative.
In closing, I would like to thank Mr. Donald Russ for his service as the Family Support Representative and making this Newsletter possible.
Awards and Honors
MSM SGM Scudder
MSG Scudder to Sergeant Major (E-9)
SFC Flythe acceptance to
the Warrant Officer Course
LTC Harbaugh (March)
SGM Scudder (January)
New Family Members
SFC McMillian’s family has a baby girl named Katie.
LTC Harbaugh and SGM
SPC Walker, Nolan (01/09
SPC Carpio, David (02/24)
MAJ Dietrich, Adam (02/24)
SPC Shaw, Michael
MAJ Robinson, Harold (04/03)
SFC Russ in April. Her official ceremony will be determined at
a later date. Thank you for your over
20 years of dedicated service to our great nation.
March 7th photos:
Drill schedule for third quarter of FY09
Drill schedule for fourth quarter of FY09
To the Soldiers of Det 2 EUCOM JAC ARE, and the families that support them,
I am MSG Matthew H. Pecoraro and I have assumed the position as the detachment NCOIC / First Sergeant from SGM Theodore Scudder who has been promoted and has moved on to the next stage in his career. First I want to congratulate SGM Scudder. He is truly deserving of the honor and increased responsibilities of his new rank and position.
I want to thank SGM Scudder for the incredibly superb job he has done for our unit for the past three plus years. He has set a level for performance in the NCOIC position that I fear will be unmatched. Having said that, I will try my very best to perform to his standard. In addition, I would like to thank SGM Scudder for the multitude of hours he has volunteered to support our May field exercise even after being assigned to his new unit. His service is surely not mandated, and he could have easily moved on to his new assignment, which will be extremely challenging in its own rite. I truly appreciate his efforts, without which we would have struggled greatly to pull off this all important task.
Now for a short introduction. I came to this unit nearly 4 years ago straight
from the Illinois Army National guard where I had served in many capacities. I
began my military career in Jan 1990 in the Military Police Corps, HHC, 33d MP
BN as a Corrections Specialist. We performed our Annual Training at Ft.
Leavenworth Prison. After four years, we dropped that mission and began
performing ATs in the country of
Upon returning home I transfered
into the 38th Infantry Division Rear Ops Cell (ROC). Where I became an Infantryman
and Assistant Operations NCO. About a year later I became a
Counter-Intelligence Special Agent and became NCOIC of the Intelligence Section
of the 38th I.D. (ROC). I performed in multiple Warfighter
My time in this unit has been educational and challenging. The soldiers in this unit are among the most professional I have had the privilege to work with. I look forward to the challenges ahead and appreciate, in advance, all the continued support from the great soldiers in our unit and the families who support them and allow them to do what they do for the unit and our great country.
Last but not least, Family support is the unsung hero in our global struggle. Know that without family support the "why" behind what we do would be meaningless. All you do, to include just being there for our soldiers, is appreciated to an extent that cannot be fully realized. For now, a simple thank you is what I offer. Keep up the good work!
Matthew H. Pecoraro
EUCOM JAC, ARE Det 2,