Multi-National Division Command Sgt. Maj. Rory Malloy (left) inducts the first three members.


Sgt. 1st Class James Dean of the 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, addresses the audience during his induction into the Multi-National Division-Baghdad chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club on Aug. 15. 
"Throughout my military career I've had outstanding leaders," Dean said. "Those leaders were already members of the Audie Murphy club or were inducted while I served with them."  He also thanked his wife Karen, an Army major.
The Sgt. Audie Murphy Club is reserved for noncommissioned officers who have shown sustained excellence. It is named after the most decorated Soldier of World War II.

The first three members were inducted into the Multi-National Division-Baghdad chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club on Aug. 15.  From left are 1st Sgt. Steven Hall, Sgt. 1st Class James Dean, and Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Thibodeau. All three soldiers are with the 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade.