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Veterans’ Voices: U.S. Army Sergeant (P) Michelle Maguire

11/7/2019
During her career, the U.S. Military recognized Sergeant (P) Michelle Maguire for her leadership, service and valor with Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (4), Good Conduct Medal (3), Army Service Ribbon.

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U.S. Amy Sergeant (P) Michelle Maguire, Cushman & Wakefield, Chicago
In Recognition of leadership, service and valor:

 

Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Good Conduct Medal

 

 

PERSEVERANCE AS A FEMALE SOLDIER

I joined the U.S. Army in 1999. At the time, I was jumping from job to job and was unsure about my career path. I did know I wanted to give my young daughter a better life and contribute to society in a meaningful way. I received information from a recruiter, and about a month later I was on my way to basic training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

This was traditionally a Field Artillery “One Station Unit Training” and primarily all male, so I had to wait a month for more women to get there so we could begin training. I was then assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where I was a human resource specialist in the United States Army Special Operations Command until 2008 when I decided to join civilian life again. There were periods of time in my service that I had to be away from my two daughters, but it was best for us in the long run.

Veterans Day signifies taking time out from our schedules to honor and recognize those who have served in our Armed Forces and additionally those who are still serving. Most veterans don’t think of themselves as heroes. It’s just part of who they are and what they have done. Once you join, your service becomes meaningful because of the bonds you create. You must trust the people you meet with your life.

Enjoy our series of articles: Veterans Voices

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CHICAGO - Veterans’ Voices: Michelle Maguire

During her career, the U.S. Military recognized Sergeant (P) Michelle Maguire for her leadership, service and valor with Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (4), Good Conduct Medal (3), Army Service Ribbon.
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Veterans’ Voices: New England Veterans

With Veterans’ Day, we wanted to set commercial real estate discussions aside to take some time and honor veterans currently working with us at Cushman & Wakefield and Cushman & Wakefield Services in the Boston area.
11/9/2018
Tony Napier Military Uniform Photo
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ORLANDO - Veterans’ Voices: Tony Napier

Tony was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Infantry and progressed through the ranks to retire as a Major. He was originally stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, with the 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and ended his Military career at Fort Richardson, Alaska, where he was part of the 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment.
Anthony Napier • 11/7/2018
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DALLAS - Veterans’ Voices: Rick Cenkus

During his career, Capt. Rick Cenkus served in Desert Storm/Desert Shield, where he received the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement.
Richard Cenkus • 11/7/2018
Tim Tolson Navy Group Photo
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DALLAS - Veterans’ Voices: Tim Tolson

During his 20-year career with the U.S. Navy Reserve, retired Lt. Cmdr. Tim Tolson was awarded the Naval Aviation Supply Officer designation and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Tim Tolson • 11/7/2018
Captain Lawrence Smith
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NEW YORK - Veterans’ Voices: Lawrence Smith

Lawrence Smith was an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army from June 25, 1992 to August 20, 2008, and during that time was promoted six times from the rank of Private to Sergeant First Class. He became a commissioned officer August 21, 2008 and retired Sep 1, 2018. During his time as an officer, he was promoted twice from the rank of Second Lieutenant to Captain.
11/7/2018
Bruce Hohenhaus Military Portrait
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SACRAMENTO - Veterans’ Voices: Bruce Hohenhaus

Staff Sergeant Bruce Hohenhaus, Cushman & Wakefield Sacramento shares his second chances story from college dropout to the U.S. Airforce.
Bruce Hohenhaus • 11/7/2018
Major General Kent Hillhouse Rides in Veterans Parade
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SAN JOSE - Veterans’ Voices: Kent Hillhouse

During his career, the U.S. military recognized Major General Kent Hillhouse (retired) for his leadership, service and valor with the Distinguished Service Medal, two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.
Kent Hillhouse • 11/5/2018
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DALLAS - Veterans’ Voices: Doug Jones

During his career, Infantry Officer Doug Jones was honored by the U.S. Military with a Bronze Star, a Bronze Star with “Valor”, a Purple Heart, a Combat Infantryman Badge, an Expert Infantryman Badge, and a Meritorious Service Medal.
11/5/2018
Patrick McBride Receives Navy Pin
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HARRISBURG - Veterans’ Voices: Patrick McBride

During his career, the U.S. Navy recognized Patrick McBride with a Navy Commendation Medal (with one Gold Star), Surface Warfare Officer Insignia, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (with two Bronze Stars), and Navy Expeditionary Medal (with one Star).
Patrick McBride • 11/5/2018
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SALT LAKE CITY - Veterans’ Voices: Mike Farmer

My name is Mike Farmer and I’m a retired Lt. CoIonel in the Marine Corps. I was in active service April 1971 through March 1974 (plus 12 weeks in Officer Candidate School in the summer of 1970) I was in Reserve service from August 1974 through May 1998. I received a Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Mike Farmer • 11/5/2018
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LAS VEGAS - Veterans’ Voices: Gene Laramee

During his Army career, Laramee was awarded with: two Army Commendation Medals Three Army Achievement Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, two Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, a Humanitarian Service Medal and Air Assault Badge.
Gene Laramee • 11/5/2018

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