NEWS | April 21, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Spc. Jordan Hale

Garrison Support Command

Name: Spc. Jordan Hale
Military Specialty: 12N Equipment Operator
Years of Service: 4
Unit: Detachment 1 Garrison Support Command
Hometown: Fairfield, Vt.
Current Town: Fairfield, Vt,
High School/Graduation Year: 2004 

Q. Why did you join the Vermont National Guard? 
A. I joined the Vermont National Guard for the benefits and to support the state.

Q. What do you do in the Vermont National Guard?
A. I run equipment and fix roads.

Q. What do you do for civilian work?
A. I am self-employed working as a carpenter.

Q. What do you think is the greatest benefit of being in the National Guard?
A. Benefits

Q. How has being a National Guard member benefited you in your local community and job?
A. It benefits the community because the Vermont National Guard is here for the community when needed.

Q. What is your most memorable military moment?
A. When I got to basic training and it was not what I expected.

Q. How long have you lived in Vermont?
A. 32 years

Q. What is your favorite aspect of living or working where you do?
A. Quality of life

Q. What has surprised you about the Vermont National Guard?
A. How supporting they are when it comes to family needs.

Q. What is your favorite part about serving in the VT National Guard?
A. Helping others

Q. How many push-ups did you get on your last physical fitness test?
A. 64

Q. Is this your first time here going to Senegal? 
A. Yes, I am looking forward to experience the different culture and what it has to offer.

Q. What is your mission in Senegal?
A. To work with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range.

Q. Why do you think your mission in Senegal is important?
A. Senegal is an ally with us and it is important to keep our relationship strong with them because we are partners.

Q. What do you want to take away from this trip?
A. The memories and knowledge that we were able to help.

Q. How do you think this mission helps the Vermont National Guard?
A. This mission keeps our State Partnership with Senegal and Vermont strong.

Q. How do you feel about being able to train with the Senegal Army?
A. This is going to be a great experience for us and the Senegalese Army.

Q. What are some differences between Senegal and Vermont?
A. There will be a lot of difference with the culture and the way we do things.