2007 marine Times
Honorable Mentions

Sgt. Maj. David Devaney

Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point

He recently became the top enlisted Marine for Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4; he was previously stationed with the 2nd Beach and Terminal Operations Company in Savannah, Ga.

Devaney wrote a handbook about coping with post-traumatic stress disorder and other tips to deal with combat. His former unit gave them out to deploying Marines. He took leave for 10 days and spent 20 hours a day typing the 108-page handbook. Several hundred copies have been distributed.

Gunnery Sgt. Brian Corley

Recruiting Station-Raleigh, N.C.

To meet recruiting demands, Corley gets involved with his community as much as he can.

Corley uses his recruit-training experience as a former drill instructor to teach 12 high school drill teams, one of which placed second in the North Carolina state drill competition.

Maj. Jeffery Morgan, Corley's commander at Recruiting Station Raleigh, N.C., said the gunnery sergeant makes sure to follow up with his recruits long after they've become Marines. Even if they don't commit to joining the Corps, Corley makes sure to follow up with them and their family.

"When you are working, especially with kids from broken homes or foster homes, it's important to show someone cares," he said.