Birth name: Donald Glen Meyer Jr
Born: July, 26, 1976
Akron, Ohio, United State
SSG Donald Meyer distinguished himself by exceptional superior service as the Battalion S-3 from September 2011 to September 2012. The outstanding skill, leadership, and careless efforts of SSG Meyer resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of multiple battalion ran programs ine. His dedication to duty, commitment to excellence and work ethic were unquestionable. His actions gave every senior leader in his chain of command the freedom to shoot, move, communicate, engage and plan to meet operational standards. In meeting the challenges of attrition in the Army National Guard, SSG Meyer was a direct result in recruiting over 40 Soldiers and he was able to retain 75% of eligible Soldiers while assign as the Headquarters retention NCO.
As one of Alpha Company 237th Senior Enlisted, SSG Meyer in his last year provided mentorship and leadership to over 100 Soldiers as Platoon Sergeant. SSG Meyer supervised the implication of the drivers training program, resulting in 64 Soldiers receiving licensing on all vehicles. Under his mentorship, he skillfully groomed the next generation of leaders, which resulted in the Soldier and NCO Warrior of the Year competitions for the Battalion in 2013.
For over 17 years of meritorious service to the United States Army and the Ohio Army National Guard. Throughout his military career, Staff Sergeant Meyer has served with honor and distinction in numerous positions, from those associated with his primary MOS as a Motor Transport Operator to his career as a Platoon Sergeant. His unwavering dedication to duty and unparalleled professionalism has consistently earned the respect of subordinates, peers, and superiors alike. An innovative and relentless troubleshooter, his vast technical knowledge greatly aided in the company's success while deployed, with little material support, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08. His experience, gained from serving in a multitude of positions has proved invaluable as he mentored junior Soldiers and platoon leadership on a wide spectrum of theater and garrison topics, increasing their readiness for deployment and ultimately, unit effectiveness. His long and illustrious career has been marked by humanity and service and reflects great credit upon himself, the Ohio Army National Guard, and the United States Army.
As a Veteran, it was not easy to find a job as the media portrays. Understanding the challenges of being a Veteran trying to get your life back on track, I employed the skills I have in construction to start Sergeants Home Improvements LLC. The business model has been to hire military Veterans throughout The Greater Akron Region that are currently struggling with PTSD and other issues related to combat that makes it hard to acclimate to civilian lifestyle.
Key responsibilities at Sergeants Home Improvements LLC
• Business Owner & Employee/Contractor Relations
• Multi-Media Advertising/Marketing
• Creation and Design of Training Plans/Guides
• Sales Training
• Market Research
Community involvement and contributions
Support upside for downs org- kids with Down syndrome
Primer sponsor for local travel basketball team
Member of The Greater Akron Chambers
Supporter of The American Flag Company
Creator and former President of 501(c) 3 Band of Brothers Homes for Heroes
Employ Military Veterans
Army Accommodation Medal x3
Joint Service Achievement Medal x2
Army Achievement Medal x3
Good Conduct Medal
Ohio Achievement Medal x2
National Defense with Bronze Star
Global War on Terrorism service Medal
Global War on Terrorism expeditionary Medal
Mobilization Ribbon with M device
Overseas service ribbon x2
2014 Nominee for 30 for the Future award (Nominees are trendsetters in their industries, and who make an impact on the region through dynamic leadership and community service)