When Lance Cpl. Frederick Sattler enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduating high school he knew he wanted to make a difference in the lives of others.
“I wanted to do something I knew I could look back on and know I made a difference,” Sattler said.
He wasn’t thinking at the time that a simple idea to fix an everyday problem for the Marine Corps’ radio handsets would become a cost-saving solution with a corps-wide impact.
Sattler, 20, a field radio operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, was recognized for his innovation Tuesday afternoon by Brig. Gen. Kevin Stewart, commanding general of 2nd Marine Logistics Group.
During the ceremony Sattler was presented with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal as well as a $1,000 monetary award. The presentation was the culmination of the quarterly Commanding General’s Innovative Challenge.
Stewart said it is easy to…