Sgt. Brooke Sharp
Sharp received her award from Marine Lt. Gen. Loretta Reynolds.
Sharp, 21, was among the first Marines to return to Helmand valley, one of the most violent provinces in Afghanistan, in the spring of 2017. During that deployment, Sharp established and linked remote outposts to help track Taliban activities and assisted in rescuing wounded Afghan fighters from the battlefield. Going far outside her original communications field, Sharp’s work helped rebuild U.S. outposts that expanded the security bubble around Lashkar Gah.