Marlous Put, Admin Director for Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, was recognized for her outstanding volunteer work by receiving the 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat) Civilian Volunteer of the Quarter award.


The Volunteer of the Quarter awards were presented on February 11, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas by the 1st Army Division West, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), United States Army Operational Test Command, Separate Brigades, Battalions, and Partners in Excellence. Also attending the event was Marlous’ husband, Command Sergeant Major (CSM) James Put with The Netherlands Training Detachment and 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), and their children, Jamie and Jade. Linda Spurlin-Dominik, CEO of Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet and appointed American grandmother to Jade Put (Dutch granddaughter), was also in attendance, as well as Cacharina “Katt” Perry, Operations Leader volunteer for the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet National office in Gatesville, Texas.  Katt is also a member of the Texas National Guard.

James, Jade, and Marlous Put with her award

CSM James Put and his family moved from Holland to Fort Hood in September 2012 to join the Joint Netherlands Training Detachment, a four-year collaborative effort between the US Army 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat) and the Dutch Army.   Marlous was eager to help her new community and searched the Fort Hood database of civilian nonprofit volunteer organizations supporting the military and found Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet.  She soon become our National office “Admin Director” assisting the CEO with various office administrative efforts.

Starting this month, Marlous will begin covering Fort Hood as our Outreach Liaison, attending and participating in events at Fort Hood, including the Darnell Medical Center, on behalf of Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet. She will also facilitate presentations with various units and on-base organizations, recruit volunteers for Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, and will be involved in projects associated with the Military, Veterans, & Pet (MVP) Sanctuary – TX in Coryell County and the Warriors’ Angels program covering Central Texas.

Congratulations, Marlous and thank you for your continued dedication and hard work!