2011 Operation Rising Star winner

By 7th Civil Support Command Public Affairs Office

2011 Operation Rising Star winner, Army Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal (center), of Bravo Company, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, sings the National Anthem at the 7th Civil Support Command Military Ball at Armstrong’s Club in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Feb. 4.

Neal, 27, won the local Operation Rising Star competition at the U.S. Army Garrison in Ansbach, Germany, to earn a trip to Texas as one of 12 finalists. Her husband, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathaniel Neal, is stationed in Illesheim, Germany.
Neal will be heading to Los Angeles to attend the 54th Annual Grammy Awards Show, party with the stars, and record a three-song demo compact disc at a professional recording studio — courtesy of Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Operation Rising Star sponsor Veterans of Foreign Wars.

For more information, the media may contact the 7th Civil Support Command public affairs office by email at michael.e.stewart32.mil@mail.mil, or by phone at German local: 0631 411 4725, German cell: 0162 270 4936.