By Sgt. Jason Kemp
1st Inf Div, USD-S PAO
COB BASRA, Iraq – The 1st Infantry Division human resources’ team of personnel administration professionals contribute much to the service members of United States Division-South.
They are responsible for monitoring the personnel strength of the USD-S units, awards and personnel actions, battlefield promotions, casualty operations, environmental morale leave management, and much more.
“In my opinion, my entire section makes it happen. The G1 Section is an all-star team of HR professionals that I would gladly stack up against any G1 section anywhere,” said Sgt. Maj. Teddy Compton, 1st Infantry Division human resources sergeant major and Burlington, N.C., native.
As a team, the 1st Inf. Div. HR section not only works hard to support the USD-S but each other as well.
“I was selected as the Deputy G1 and had to quickly learn a new skill set in support of the G1 and Commanding General,” said Maj. William Bonilla, 1st Inf. Div. human resources deputy and a Lauderhill, Fla., native. “The only way I have been able to survive as the Deputy G1 is through the hard and dedicated work of our Soldiers, NCOs and officers.”
Bonilla said one of his duties sticks out to him as having one the greatest personal meaning.