Broadcast Specialist: Army Careers

SSG Marshall Pesta shares his pride in communicating the daily sacrifices and accomplishments of our Soldiers as America’s heroes.

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Hi I’m Staff Sergeant Marshall Pesta. I’m a broadcast specialist in the United States Army. Originally I’m from Cleveland, Ohio and I’d like to tell you a little bit about my Army Story. I joined the Army in 2003, did basic training at Fort Jackson and went to broadcast school at Fort Meade, Maryland for the Defense Information School. During my time in the Army I’ve deployed twice to Baghdad, Iraq in efforts to tell the Soldier story. One of the most important things I’ve discovered in the Army is the value of people. The stories we get to tell everyday about the Soldiers that are America’s heroes inspire us on a daily basis and hopefully inspire the American people just as much. It’s a tremendous amount of sacrifice that goes on every day in the Army and I’m really proud to be able to tell that story. I’ve had the greatest opportunity to work with experts in our field to learn video, photography and the way to communicate our message back to the American people. They give up their sons and daughters to the Army and it’s almost an obligation to let them know how they’re doing when they’re downrange and the things they’re accomplishing every day. It takes a lot of strength to carry on through some of the difficult things you experience through the Army. But at the end of the day, when you look back at the things that you’ve accomplished and the people that you affect, I think it makes everything worth it.