NEW BERN, N.C. --
NEW BERN, N.C. – New Bern’s Military Alliance hosted
a luncheon March 13, 2014 in honor of Gunnery Sgt. Zane J. Poe and his family, honoring
them as the Military Family of the Quarter at the New Bern Golf & Country
Poe and his family were recognized for their off-duty
volunteer efforts in the community as well as excelling in their current
Poe is currently the metrology calibration chief and
mobile facilities coordinator with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2. In
addition to his day-to-day duties, Poe serves as the command Uniformed Victim
Advocate. He provided more than 40 hours of sexual assault prevention and
response training to more than 2,000 Marines and Sailors assigned to Cherry
Point this quarter. Additionally, Poe
has volunteered more than 80 hours with Creekside Elementary School where his three
Michelle, Poe’s wife, performs more than 96
volunteer hours each quarter with healthcare providers in the local area to help
her reach her professional goal as a registered nurse. Also, she is involved in
supporting military and civilian families on and off base while helping raise
“If I could, I would volunteer more time with the
school just to be with my kids as well as doing all I can to help the students
of Creekside succeed,” said Gunnery Sgt. Poe.
Poe hopes his volunteer service resonates with his
children so that they can get involved with the community in the future. “As
they get older my wife and I hope to provide them examples of giving back to
the community,” he said.
Poe learned of the Family of the Quarter honors
after reading an email from the City of New Bern asking who would attend the
luncheon as his guests. The news was a welcome surprise, according to Poe.
“I was very surprised and humbled,” said Poe. “I
honestly believed that once my write-up was submitted, there would be no way
that I would be the Marine chosen.”
On their free time, the Poe family enjoys going to
the park, fishing, going to the movies and dining out.
was truly humbling attending the luncheon and I could never be grateful enough
for the support the NBMA showed me and my family,” said Poe.