Marine Stands Out Through Volunteerism

FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Gunnery Sgt. Tawanda Hanible, diversity operations chief, office of diversity, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, was honored by the USO of Metropolitan Washington during the organization’s Annual Celebration of Volunteers here, Saturday.

Hanible, a native of Chicago’s South Side, stood out among her peers for her impact in the community and won the USO-Metro’s 2013 C. Haskell Small Award.

“She’s a shining example and embodies every trait of a selfless volunteer,” said Elaine Rogers, president and chief executive officer of the USO-Metro. 

The USO-Metro asks every military branch to submit one candidate for their yearly volunteerism award, and according to Rogers, they seek to honor an enlisted service member who selflessly helps others while maintaining an outstanding record of military service.