January 25, 2017

I MINA'TRENTAI KUATTRO NA LIHESLATURAN GUÅHAN

2017 (FIRST) Regular Session

 

Resolution No.          17-34 (COR)

 

Introduced by:

T.C. Nelson

F. B. Aguon, Jr.

D.G. Rodriguez, Jr.

                                                                            

Relative to congratulating and commending  Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz for being the first guardswoman of the Guam Army National Guard, Barrigada, Guam to attend the Sargeants Major Academy Resident Course, and a 2015 Class 65 graduate of the Sargeant Major Academy, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas; and also for being the first guardswoman to the 203rd Regional Training Institute; and to further extending Un Dångkolo Na Si Yu'os Ma'ase' to her for her dedication, and selfless service and sacrifices to the people of Guam and her country.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY I MINA'TRENTAI KUATTRO NA LIHESLATURAN GUÅHAN:

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz was born on March 27, 1964. She is the youngest daughter of twelve (12) children to Felicita Salas Quichocho Quintanilla and +Vicente Aguon Quintanilla from the village of Chalan Pago.  First Sargeant Diaz is a single parent for her beautiful daughter Angelina and is residing in the village of Yigo with Grandma Bradley; and

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz is a 1988  Graduate of Guam Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Retailing and Marketing.  In 1996, she graduated from the University of Guam  where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Distributive Education (Marketing Education); and   

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz began her military career on February 29, 1984 where she enlisted in the Guam Army National Guard, making her the fifth sibling enlisted into the military to serve their island and country. She completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Patient Administrative Specialist Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and was assigned to the 838th Medical (Clearing) Company, Fort Juan Muna, Guam; and

WHEREAS, in April 1988, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz completed the Primary Leadership Development Course. She went on to complete second Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Medical Supply Specialist Course in February 1989 where she served as a Medical Supply NCOIC until the deactivation of the 838th Medical (Clearing) Company in July 1992 ; and

WHEREAS, in December 1992, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz was reassinged to the 294th Military Intelligence Detachment (Counterintelligence), Fort Juan Muna, Guam. She completed her third (3rd)  MOS the Counterintelligence Agent Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Satellite Sixth Reserve Force Intelligence (RFI) School, Treasure Island, California in July 1994; she then served as the Senior Special Agent in charge (SAIC) until June 2005; and

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz is a graduate of several NCOES courses to include Basic Non-Commission Officer Course, 4960th Army Reserve School, Guam Satellite; Counterintelligence Agent Basic Non-Commission Officer Course, 4th Reserve Force Intelligence, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; Advance Non-Commission Officer, 4960th Army Reserve School, Guam Satellite; and Military Intelligence Advance Non-Commission Officer, Fort Deven Massachussettes; and

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz’s 294th Military Detachment was the first unit to be mobilized from the Guam Army National Guard in support of Operation Iraq Freedom for a twelve (12)-month rotation in Baghdad, Iraq where she served as a Counterintelligence Team Leader and Operations Management Team NCOIC from February 2004 to February 2005; and

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz returned to Guam in March 2005 and was reassigned to 203rd Regional Training Institute where she served as the Chief Instructor and Course Manager for the institutions tranings and certifications in the Noncommission Officer Education School (NCOES); Officer Candidates School (OCS); Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC); Small Group Instructor Training Course (SGITC); Combat Lifesaver Course (CLS); Modern Army Combative Program (MACP) training until October 2009. Under her leadership, Command Sergeant Major Diaz shared the successful  Accreditation  of 203rd RTI in 2007 to 2009; and as the duty appoint ed GUARNG COMSEC Custodian leading to Accreditation in 2006; and

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz was reassinged in October 2009 to Medical Detachment as the Senior Medical Non-Commission in charge where she served until August 2012. During her leadership, Command Sergeant Major Diaz lead the medical unit in successfully conducting operations and training for Medical & Dental Readiness Events, Combat Lifesaver & Tactical Combat Casualty  Care Courses in Support of Guam Soldiers/Airman of the National Guard, Army Reserve and Army Forces of the Philippines, 203rd Regional Training Institute, Department of Defense State Partnership Program and the Soldiers of Armed Forces of the Philippines; and  

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz volunteered when the call for female Soldiers to deploy as a Female Engagement Team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, for a nine (9)-month rotation in Afghanistan. She deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan as the Liaison NCO from April to December 2013; and then was assigned to 294th Infantry Regimental Battalion in August 2012  where she served as the Liaison NCOIC until June 2014; and

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz’s military education includes: Structured Self Development (SSD) V Course; Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course (SEJPME);  Master Reilence Trainer (MRT) ; Battle Staff ; Structured Self Development (SSD) IV Course; Information Assurance Fundamentals Course;  Personnel Security Course;   Liaison Officer (LNO) Course; Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP)Training Course;  Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO) Course; Defense Travel System (DTS) Course;  NGB Quota Source Manager (QSM)School Individual Training Management Course & Workshop;  Total Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS)Course; Automated Fund Control Order System (AFCOS); ATRRS Funding Allocation Model (AFAM); Standardized COMSEC Custodian Course, (SCCC);  Local COMSEC Management Software (LCMS); Total Army Instructor Training Course (TAITC), Small Group Instructor Training Course (SGITC);   Human Resource NCO Certification Course;  Equal Opportunity Course, Combat Lifesaver Course; Modernized Combat Level I Course; First Sergeant Course; Battle Staff  NCO Course;  Counterintelligence Correspondence Course; and

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz’s awards and decorations include the, Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (with 1 star device), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (with 2 star device),  Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M device), Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon  (with 4 device), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon (with 2 device), Army Reserves Overseas Training Ribbon (3 device), NATO (ISAF); and

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz’s oversea and deployment duty include Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan; Fort Magsaysay, Philippine; Camp Siongco, Mindanao, Philippine; Camp Busan, Korea; Baghdad, Iraq; Camp Zama, Japan; Camp Torii, Okinawa; and

WHEREAS, Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz was selected to be the first guardswoman of the Guam Army National Guard to attend the Sargeants Major Academy Resident Course; and is a graduate of Class 65 SMA. She returned to Guam in July 2015 and is reassigned as the First Sargeant for 721st Signal Company. Command Sergeant Major Diaz is currently with Excelsior College pursuing a Master of Science in Crimninal Justice Homeland Security and Emergency Management with a projected completion date within 2017; now therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that I Mina'Trentai Kuattro Na Liheslaturan Guåhan does hereby, on behalf of  the people of Guam, congratulate and commend Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz for being the first guardswoman of the Guam Army National Guard, Barrigada, Guam to attend the Sergeants Major Academy Resident Course, and a 2015 Class 65 graduate of the Sergeant Major Academy, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas; and also for being the first guardswoman to the 203rd Regional Training Institute; and does further extend Un Dångkolo Na Si Yu′os Ma′åse′ to her for her dedication, selfless service and sacrifices to the people of Guam and our country; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Speaker and the Chairperson of the Committee on Rules certify, and the Legislative Secretary attest to, the adoption hereof, and that copies of the same be thereafter transmitted to Command Sergeant Major Agnes Quintanilla Diaz, Guam Army National Guard; to Brigadier General Roderick R. Leon Guerrero, the Adjutant General, Department of Military Affairs; to State Command Sergeant Major Melchoir Hennigan; and  to the Honorable Edward J.B. Calvo, I Maga'lahen Guåhan.

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