Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of November 9, 2009

Gregory Symes

Telecommunications Specialist, Delaware Army National Guard

Command Sergeant Major Gregory Symes had already served in the Delaware Army National Guard for seven years when he started working as a federal technician for the Guard in 1989.  A graduate of John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Gregory trained as an automotive mechanic.  While he began his federal employment in that role, he studied telecommunications and, in 2001, became a Telecommunication Specialist for the Delaware Guard's Director of Information Management. 

Gregory has served as a mentor to those working alongside him, and he has risen to become the senior enlisted advisor to the battalion commander for the 722nd Troop Command.  In this capacity, he is often given the task of looking after the well-being of other soldiers in the battalion. 

Last month, Gregory completed a one-year deployment on active duty with the 261st Signal Brigade, and he was stationed at Fort Bliss, New Mexico, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Decorated for his service, Gregory has received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Non-commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, among others.  He continues to serve with dedication and distinction in his federal role with the Guard, staying on the forefront of ever-changing telecommunications technology. 

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Command Sergeant Gregory Symes HERE

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