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111 Main St,
Nashua, NH 03060

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    SGT Madison Johnson

    Nashua, NH

    How long have you been in:  March 2022 will be 5 years

    Why did you enlist: I enlisted to serve my country, give back to my community, and give myself a sense of purpose.

    Why did you become a recruiter: I became a recruiter to help guide new recruits into their careers. I want to be able to be a role model for new Soldiers, and help provide the tools and support they need to be successful.

    Description of yourself including: I love to be around my family and friends. I enjoy hiking, the beach and just being outdoors. I also love being a pet owner, my cat is my world!

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    Michael Hoffman
    801 McGee Drive
    Portsmouth NH, 03801

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      SFC Michael Hoffman

      Portsmouth, NH

      How long have you been in:  14 years

      List of MOS’s you have had: 
      6672 Aviation Logistics (USMC) 
      92Y

      Why did you enlist: Initially I enlisted because I needed financial security. After I graduated from High School (02) I bounced around different jobs in manufacturing and construction but kept getting laid off due to the economy, in 2007 I was at my wits end and had always wanted to enlist but was previously talked out of it by friends or family so rather than talking about it I just did it.

      Why did you become a recruiter: Becoming a recruiter allowed me to achieve a goal that I have been chasing for the last 10 years. When I was enlisting into the service my recruiter was less than honest with me and serving in this role will allow me to present all of the benefits of service without needing to “trick” applicants into enlisting I feel as though the NHARNG product speaks for itself and I couldn’t be happier to educate those interested in learning more.

      Description of yourself including:

      For the last 14 years I served in the USMC and yes the crayons were tasty. I am Married to my best friend and we have 3 beautiful children together ranging from 15 down to new born. I was born in Syracuse NY (please don’t hold that against me) and grew up in Amherst NH. I have been around the world and back again serving in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, and in Bahrain in support of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response. I was huge into snowboarding and would like to be again, huge super hero nerd. To the best of my knowledge I am the only member of my family to have served in the military. Excited to start this chapter in my life and work towards my future.

      Failure to plan is planning to fail

      “For every day that you are not working towards your future you are holding your future hostage” ~GySgt Hoffman, Michael

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      655 S Willow St,
      Manchester, NH 03103

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        SGT Steven Pierce

        Manchester, NH

        How long have you been in:  4 Years

        Why did you enlist: I always found myself wanting to give back to my community. I enlisted to create a better life for my family. My goal from day one was to become full-time AGR for the National Guard so I could make a difference everyday. 

        Why did you become a recruiter: I became a recruiter because I want to be the person that helps people accomplish their goals in life. Joining the military is a huge decision and I want to help guide people down the path of success.

        Description of yourself including: I am married to the most amazing woman and I have 2 incredible kids! My family life is very active. We train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a family, we workout as a family. I love to go hiking up in Northern NH and have recently become a slight video game enthusiast.  

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        SFC Alexander J. Thurston

        Concord, NH

        SFC Thurston
        1 Minuteman Way BLDG 1 – RRB – HQ
        Concord, NH 03301

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          SFC Alexander J. Thurston

          Concord, NH

          How long have you been in:  21 years.

          Why did you enlist: To fund college.

          Why did you become a recruiter: I started sharing my experience in the Guard after my first deployment and referred several people to recruiters and was asked to apply and board.

          Description of yourself including: I’m an extremely experienced Recruiting and Retention NCO who is passionate about making sure everyone who serves gets the best experience and develops themselves to be the greatness they deserve.

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          SSG Ashley Maxner

          Franklin, NH

          SSG Maxner
          300 South Main Street
          Franklin, NH 03235

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            SSG Ashley Maxner

            Franklin, NH

            How long have you been in:  Enlisted July 13, 2007

            Why did you enlist: It was a lifelong dream of mine to be in the Army and serve my country.

            Why did you become a recruiter: I became a recruiter to offer opportunities to others that will set them up for success to achieve their life goals

            Description of yourself including: Dedicated, honest, team player.  I will work hard to help get you to where you want to be in life.

            801 McGee Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801

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              SFC Jason M. Collins

              Portsmouth, NH

              How long have you been in:  16 Years

              Why did you enlist: Honest answer…A lot of my friends dropped out of high school and started doing dumb stuff, so I wanted to get away before I fell down the same path, build a better life for myself. I stay in because of what the Army has allowed to do, the life it has helped me make.

              Why did you become a recruiter: Became a Recruiter to share the knowledge and experiences with the younger generation that may be in a similar situation as I was my senior year in high school, to hopefully make them realize it doesn’t end there. A new life can be built, and not to be afraid to turn down the dirt road to see where it goes.

              Description of yourself including: Hockey fan, still play a few times a week. I like to build various things. Don’t like dirty windows. I’ll never shave my head. Always wear my seatbelt. Love motorcycles. Love hiking. Love fishing. Hate running, but I do it. Want to learn to fly a helicopter. I don’t care about long walks on the beach. Can’t wait to grow a beard when I retire. I’m an Alicia Keys fan. Favorite color is red. Favorite animal is a mountain lion or tiger. Love my lawn. I think I could beat a chimp in a fight. Enjoy helping others achieve their goals. Active duty prior to enlisting in the NG. Multiple deployments to Iraq an AFG. Been a Recruiter for 2 ½ years. Seacoast Team Leader.

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              SSG Jason M. Collins.

              Strafford, NH

              SGT Shawn Bleau

              SGT Bleau
              655 S Willow Street, Manchester, NH 03103

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                SGT Shawn Bleau

                How long have you been in:  6 years

                Why did you enlist: I enlisted to carry on my family tradition of service in the New Hampshire army national guard, and to fulfill the need to serve my country with in myself

                Why did you become a recruiter: I became a recruiter to help spread the word and give other people the opportunities that were given to me and my family.

                Description of yourself including: I am a New Hampshire born and raised avid outdoorsmen and look for every opportunity to get in to the woods of New Hampshire. I am a father of four daughters and a third generation New Hampshire Army National Guardsmen.

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                SSG Dustin Glidden

                Nashua, NH

                SSG Glidden
                154 Daniel Webster HW.
                Nashua NH, 03060

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                  SSG Dustin Glidden

                  Nashua, NH

                  How long have you been in:  13.5 years

                  Why did you enlist: I needed to get on a better path in life. I wanted to do my part after 9/11.

                  Why did you become a recruiter: To help people make a positive change in their lives, team player, loyal and honest.

                  Description of yourself including: I am a father, husband, Soldier and mountaineer.

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                  SGT Shane Ordway

                  Concord, NH

                  1 Minuteman way, Building C
                  Concord NH 03301

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                    SGT Shane Ordway

                    Concord, NH

                    How long have you been in:  12 years

                    Why did you enlist: I was always part of a team growing up playing sports and after high school I went to a military college to be in the corps and play football and baseball but I left school because school was not my thing.  When I left school there was always something missing so I joined the guard to fill that void in my life and to have an adventure and challenge myself. 

                    Why did you become a recruiter: I think everyone would join if they know what we are about so I’m here to do just that, help everyone join.

                    Description of yourself including: I’m oldish but young at heart with 3 kids and a wife, when I have time I enjoy bonfires with friends watching movies (huge movie buff, favorite movie Top Gun yes I’m old). In my younger years I played college football and baseball at Norwich until I left school. Fun facts, a very distant relative of mine helped lead the Louis and Clark expedition, my grandfather was a diver in the Navy and helped recover astronauts when they use to drop in the ocean. one of my favorite quotes “if you’re going through hell, keep going” Winston Churchill.

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                    SSG Adam Collier

                    Nashua, NH

                    SSG Collier
                    154 Daniel Webster Highway
                    Nashua, NH

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                      SSG Adam Collier

                      Nashua, NH

                      How long have you been in:  17 years

                      Why did you enlist: Service to country. 9/11

                      Why did you become a recruiter: Give back to the community I grew up in

                      SSG Christopher Demain

                      Concord, NH

                      SSG Demain
                      1 Minuteman Way
                      Concord, NH 03301

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                      SSG Christopher Demain

                      Concord, NH

                      How long have you been in:  10 Years

                      Why did you enlist: I joined to help protect my country and community. I knew that in order to be a part of the big picture of protecting and providing support to both country and community, the Army National Guard was the path for me.

                      Why did you become a recruiter: I became a recruiter because I wanted to help those looking for a path to success, not only see or hear that the ARNG could provide this, but give them my story and end up making their own success story while being a part of our organization.

                      Description of yourself including: I have always been the kind of person to put others before myself. I have a “go getter” mentality and will stop at nothing until all tasks are completed. One thing I always say is Get After it! That “it” is your goals, dreams and tasks at hand. Don’t stop until it’s completed and you are satisfied. That’s who I am and I will always Stay After It! I am here for you!

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                      SSG Benjamin Courchesne

                      SSG Courchesne

                       180 Heater Road, Lebanon NH, 03766

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                        SSG Benjamin Courchesne

                        How long have you been in:  12 ½ years of service, Joined through the NHARNG through the split option program in 2008 at age 17 Went to fort Leonardwood, MO for both basic and AIT

                        Why did you become a recruiter: Recruiter for 1 year

                        Description of yourself including: Graduated Newport,NH High School
                        – Keene State College, Physical Education
                        – Father of 2
                        – 29 years old

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                        SSG Robin F. Rojek

                        Manchester, NH

                        SSG Rojek
                        Manchester Storefront,
                        655 South Willow St,
                        Manchester, NH 03103

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                          SFC Robin F. Rojek

                          Manchester, NH

                          How long have you been in:  12 years

                          Why did you enlist: College Money and Service to Country. Following father’s footsteps

                          Why did you become a recruiter: To help young adults create a career path/sense of direction- with or without college and for them to use the Guard to set them up with a path of success in order to become more successful with more opportunities.

                          Description of yourself including: I am currently the Team Leader for the NH Army National Guard Manchester Recruiting Office. I am also a Drill Sergeant at the Recruit Training Company. I attended Plymouth State University studying Criminal Justice. I have been recruiting for 7 years, which the last 4 have been in the Manchester-Derry area. My hobbies included playing sports (soccer, football, and softball), hiking, swimming, and home construction.

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                          SSG Derek Kirlis

                          Concord, NH

                          SSG Kirlis
                          1 Minuteman Way,
                          Concord, NH 03301

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                            SSG Derek Kirlis

                            Concord, NH

                            How long have you been in:  Joined NHARNG 2011 as 13M Himars Crewmember in the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Brigade, Bravo Battery, out of Nashua

                            Why did you become a recruiter: I became a recruiter so that I could help inform the public of what the Army National Guard is and what serving with us can do for the team. The Army National Guard gave me the opportunity to become very successful and reach my goals. I want to give that opportunity to others, so they too can be on the path to success and financial freedom. 

                            Description of yourself including: Born in MA, Graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Bachelor’s Degree Criminal Justice, 11 years of law enforcement experience

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                            SFC Kevin Wheeler

                            Hillsborough, NH

                            SFC Wheeler
                            140 West Main Street
                            Hillsborough, NH, 03244

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                              SFC Kevin Wheeler

                              Hillsborough, NH

                              How long have you been in:  Enlisted 12th May 2005 as a Spit-Option, Jr in High School

                              Why did you enlist: I wanted to serve my country and set a good foundation for the rest of my life.

                              Why did you become a recruiter: To make known and offer opportunities to the young men and woman throughout my community.
                              US Army Drill Sergeant Academy, Non-Career Recruiter, Fair but firm, team player, loyal and honest.

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