PFC Martina Hawk receives 2nd AAM Award

Martina, an alumna of St. Joseph’s Indian School’s graduating class of 2016, was recently awarded the Army Achievement Medal for the second time!

Martina attended St. Joseph’s for 11 years and was very involved in the St. Joseph’s and Chamberlain High School communities.

From the U.S. Army:
PFC Hawk was selected as the Battalion’s Soldier of the Month by performing in a manner that greatly distinguished herself above her peers while being assigned to headquarters and headquarters company, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team.  PFC Hawk’s commitment to excellence and professionalism contributed tremendously to the successful accomplishment of the unit’s mission.  Her selfless service reflects great credit upon her, the “Renegade” company, the “Bayonet” Battalion, and the United States Army.” 

From her Company Commander, “Great job being such a phenomenal soldier. Way to represent the renegades!”

After Martina received her first AAM award, she told a St. Joseph’s houseparent, Nancy, that she believes her personal word is “perseverance.” We think it speaks volumes about her and her motivation to succeed no matter the obstacles she might face.

Congratulations, Martina!

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph’s Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

13 thoughts on “PFC Martina Hawk receives 2nd AAM Award”

  1. Thank you for the hard work. I’m sure your friends and family are proud. We are too. GREAT JOB MARTINA!!!

  2. Very Proud of you from the Kul Wi casa Oyate’ family!!!!! Da Antys Dayna & I (Elva) are “Lilililili” it 4 u from way over here on West Top!!! We Love you mah gurl!!! God bless & Protect u on ur journey…..

  3. I remember when you graduated and
    Going into the military was your goal.
    Was so glad for you. And your plan’s for
    Your future. I know your Lakota
    family and St.Joesph are very proud proud. May you stay safe And Good luck
    Is Always by you❤

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