Patriot of the Week Name and Rank: U.S. Army Sgt. Tymika Bates
Duty Section: Massachusetts National Guard Human Resources assistant
Hometown: Fall River, Massachusetts
Why I serve:
I serve to meet new people.
My best Army National Guard memory was a deployment to Kuwait with HHC, 151 Regional Support Group because it taught me to see things in a more positive light and I was able to see and be a part of different cultures.
Sergeant Bates is a highly motivated noncommissioned officer who possesses outstanding customer service skills. She consistently takes initiative to learn new things to help the team in any way possible.
She recently returned from a nine-month mission in Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Spartan Shield). Her enthusiasm and can-do attitude is infectious to all those around her. (Army Sgt. 1st Class Melissa McCarthy)