The Making of a Drill Sergeant: Meet Sgt. Alycia Perkins
190326-A-ZG886-996.JPG Photo By: Maj. Michelle Lunato

FORT JACKSON, SC - U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Alycia Perkins, an all-wheeled vehicle mechanic with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 485th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), stands in the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy courtyard prior to signing in for school. The Columbia, South Carolina resident volunteered to become a U.S. Army drill sergeant when she was eligible because she had such a good impression from her drill sergeants at Basic Training. “I saw everything that the drill sergeants did, and I really thought, this would be amazing for me to do too—to be able to teach new incoming Soldiers, to make an impact on somebody’s life.”


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