GLS Staff Recognized for a Job Well Done


Some people go to work in offices every day while others have their work environment change daily. For many members of the U.S. Armed Forces, work includes being deployed to a foreign country, which entails many challenges, including cultural gaps and language differences. Global Linguist Solutions (GLS) linguists bridge these gaps and differences by helping service members and their commands effectively conduct daily operations. At times they even save lives. During the week of 7-11 March 2016, Kosovo Forces 20 (KFOR 20) at Camp Bondsteel (CBS) and Camp Marechal De Latter de Tassigny (CMLT), Novo Selo heaped accolades upon GLS employees in recognition for their services over the past nine months:

  • The Command Group from CMLT, the 1-252 Thunderbolt Battalion, recognized GLS as a company and personally thanked Sanel Radoncic, the Command group’s linguist for a job well done.
  • The Commander of KFOR-20 and the 636 Military Intelligence Battalion presented letters of appreciation for exceptional service to the GLS management staff –Justin Hance, Jason Trostle, and Kimberly “KC” Clayton.
  • GLS linguist received the 2015 Counterintelligence Collection Award from the Director of National Counterintelligence and Security Center for his fully mapping and linking threats which resulted in actionable intelligence that facilitated a partner nation’s raids, arrests, and deportations, and gave the United States Intelligence Community a clearer understanding of a direct threat.
  • GLS linguist Premtim Kryeziu received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Defense Intelligence Agency for his performance and excellence in support of the Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System (PCASS) Program.
  • Multinational Battle Group – East (MNGB-E) Analysis and Control Element presented letters of appreciation to GLS linguists Agim Haskaj, Aleksandar Stamboloski, Dragan Jovanovic, Nermina Kicic, Ilir Xhelili, Blerim Beqiri, Valmir Zeqiri, Stanko Tasic, and Mirjana Nikolicfor their outstanding service, leadership and mentorship to the KFOR 20 Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) team.
  • The Commander of MNBG-E presented GLS linguist Abdir Ibraimi with a letter of appreciation for his support to the command element during KFOR 20’s rotation.
  • Bulgaria

  • GLS linguist Cody Popescu received a Certificate of Commendation from the Commander, Black Sea Rotational Force-Bulgaria, for quickly assessing the situation after observing a fatal car accident in September 2015. Without hesitation, he provided immediate lifesaving first aid and stabilization as well as assisting to moving injured victims to the ambulance. He also used his language skills to effectively communicate to the victims and local emergency services.
  • GLS linguist Krastina Brunson received a Certificate of Appreciation for providing outstanding interpretation and translation services for the Commander, Task Force War Paint.
  • Romania

    GLS linguists service in a capacity that often goes unsung. They do their jobs day in and day out to support their customer’s international objectives. Often nothing is said unless a noticeable mistake has been made. At those time, satisfaction at a job well done has to be its own reward. Sometimes, however, customers do acknowledge that their linguists are integral members of the team. GLS takes great pleasure in congratulating the above awardees for well-deserved recognition of jobs preformed with great skill, professionalism, and dedication.