Operation Rising Star is a Success | Army Entertainment

LTG Mike Ferriter coins SGT Drake DeLucca

LTG Mike Ferriter “coins” the Army Entertainment crew for a job well done in Operation Rising Star.

Hahaha! I love coins from 3-stars!!! LTG Mike Ferriter congratulated the crew of Operation Rising Star for a job well done for the 9th annual Army-family singing competition. This international production was a success because of a bunch of Soldiers who aspire to rise above and stand strong as beacons of professionalism in an Army that you can trust to get the job done. They, with the help of some key civilians at Army Entertainment made the impossible happen this past week. On a shoestring budget, with almost no outside help (Thank you for your support AKO.) a professional production was broadcast around the globe for the morale of our Army Family.

It was such an honor to be a part of this year’s Operation Rising Star. I am proud to be associated with such a motivated group of Soldiers who really know how to get the job done. A production of this scale would have cost a fortune if done by civilians. Who needs ’em? We did a professional job with professional Soldiers! We rocked it!!!

The contestants were the top 12 army-family singers from garrisons around the world. They converged to battle it out at Ft Sam Houston, Texas for a grand prize of $1000 cash and a demo-recording package worth $18,000. Many thanks goes to Navy Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this annual competition. Without them it never would have happened.


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