Veteran Article Written by Female Veteran of the Quarter Pauline R. Wyatt…

Born: 28 December 1943 in Commerce Texas

Parents: Damon Rodgers Sr – Mt Vernon Texas (Deceased) and Christine Champion Rodgers – Commerce Texas (Deceased).

Siblings: (1) Alene Rodgers Cooper (Tulsa OK) (2) Pauline Rodgers Wyatt (Dover DE) (3) Damaris Rodgers Terrell (Dallas Texas) – (4) Damon Rodgers Jr (Brashear Texas) (5) Virginia Rodgers Deloney (McKinney Texas) (6) Richard Glenn Rodgers (Millville NJ).

Home Town: McKinney, Texas 19 Miles from Dallas, Texas – The place of fun and shopping while living at home in McKinney, Texas, she worked in Dallas at Texas Instruments, making small parts for the Minute Man Missile, until December 1967.

Married: December 1966 to Airman Jimmy Gale Wyatt who was stationed at Amarillo Air Force Base, Amarillo, Texas. Pauline met Jimmy from Celina, Texas in High School (McKinney, Texas) Pauline and Jimmy has one daughter Winona Odelet Wyatt.

Military History

Pauline Rodgers Wyatt began her military career 5 December 1978 enlisting in the United States Army as a Private (E1) Fort Jackson, SC. There, she completed both Basic Training (BT) and Advance Individual Training (AIT).

Her first duty station was in Fort Dix, NJ, assigned to the Adjutant General Office as a Personnel Record Specialist working with basic trainee records. Her other assigned duties included membership to the Honor Guard for the HHC, performing funeral details and many special functions throughout the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

After four years of active service, she joined the Delaware Army National Guard 12 December 1982. Performing duties as a Personnel Action Specialist, SPC Wyatt obtained the grade of j1 Sergeant E-5.

On June 13, 1988 she joined the Active Guard & Reserve {AGR) Force and was assigned to the 261st Signal Command in Dover, DE. taking an administrative reduction in rank to accept this position.

Other assigned duties included membership to the Honor Guard for the 261st, performing funeral details and many special functions throughout the state of DE. After a few years with the Command, she had the sole personnel responsibility to close out the Signal Command in restructuring it to the 261st Signal Brigade.

This included many transfers, retirements and discharges. Other duty assignments were Company A, 2801 Signal Battalion, Seaford, DE, Headquarters STARC Wilmington, DE, and 198th Signal Battalion on December 31, 2003 in Wilmington DE where she retired after 25 years of active military service.

Awards and Decorations

Sergeant First Class Pauline R. Wyatt’s awards and decorations include:

  • Army Accommodation Metal Third Award
  • Army Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Army Good Conduct Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Star and Hourglass
  • Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (three)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon, Third Award
  • Delaware Medal of Military Merit; Delaware National Defense Service Ribbon (two) Delaware Aide to Civil Authority
  • Delaware Physical Fitness Ribbon (seven).
  • May 10, 2010 – Inducted into the Delaware Army National Guard’s Noncommissioned Officer Hall of Fame.

Work History

  • 2007 – Present Quantum Dynamics Inc, DE National Guard, Wilmington, DE, MEDPROS Data Entry Clerk (Civ)
  • 2005 – 2007 436th Medical Group, Dover AFB, DE, Flight Medicine Patient Receptionist
  • 2004 – 2005 U.S. Veterans Administration Regional Office, Wilmington, DE, VA Benefits Receptions Clerk (Civ)
  • 1982 – 2003 Delaware Army National Guard, Dover DE, Administrative Supervisor.
  • 2004 – 2009 U.S. Postal Service, Woodside, DE, Post Master Replacement (Civ)
  • 1978-1982 US Army, FT Dix, New Jersey, Personal Record Specialist < 1966 – 1978 Dependant Air Force Wives


Dover Church of Christ, Dover DE

Treasurer for Delaware Enlisted Association for the National Guard, Sergeant First Class Wyatt’s experience has acquainted her with numerous facets of public administration, including problem solving, conference setup, and quality assurance.

Sergeant First Class Wyatt has a record of consistently producing results in managing personnel and services.

She enjoys the challenge of investigating and solving administrative problems. Studies contributed significantly to her education and continue to interest SFC Wyatt even today.


After 25 years of Active Federal service Pauline still has a husband.

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