An Amarillo native was honored at the 2019 Service Members of the Year ceremony in Washington D.C. as Marine of the Year.

Master Sgt Jarad Stout of Amarillo enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2003 and has been deployed to a total of six overseas engagements in the past 16 years.

According to the Marine Corps Times, Stout said in an interview that service to his country is the “most important calling” that he has, and that the “service-before-self mentality” is a major driving force in his life.

Stout’s other accomplishments include being chosen for the Congressional Fellowship Program, advising Chairman of the House Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee U.S. Rep. James Langevin, volunteering for Community Family Life Services and raising money for various charities.

On July 10 in Washington D.C., Stout was honored as Marine of the Year during the 2019 Service Members of the Year Awards ceremony.

These awards recognize service members from each branch of the military who demonstrate pride, dedication and courage beyond their call of duty.

Well DONE!

Thank you for your service Master Sgt Jarad Stout to our community and the safety of all Americans!