SERGEANT SIPHRA TCHOUA, 30s
“To whom much is given, much is required.” This...
“To whom much is given, much is required.” This is the code Sergeant Siphra Tchoua has lived by during her six years of service in the Army. She takes pride in serving a country that has opened so many doors for her. “Most of the Americans I encounter tell me how much they appreciate the military’s hard work,” she says proudly. “They thank me for holding down the home front and continuing to fight for America’s security and independence.” The Cameroon native moved to Dalton, Georgia, with her parents when she was 19 years old. Now she spends her days giving back in a different way: She works with the Chaplain’s Office, offering spiritual encouragement to her fellow officers, helping to plan weddings and single soldiers’ retreats, and organizing luncheons and prayer breakfasts. “The smile on their faces just makes my day,” says Tchoua. “I pray daily for God’s strength, wisdom and mercy for them and the work I do.”