In 1993, MSG Hollingsworth left NSU to pursue a singing career as a member of the group PROFYLE. The group enjoyed brief success, appearing twice on “Showtime at the Apollo,” performing for President Jimmy Carter, as well a slew of appearances along the east coast. After a recording contract with Atlanta-based record label “SO SO Def” fell through, he sought out a career in the Military.
Hollingsworth joined the Army in 1996 as a 92Y, where he completed basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Shortly afterwards he attended AIT at Fort Lee, Virginia. His first duty station was Ft. Drum, New York. There he began my career in logistics as a member of the DIVARTY HQ S4 shop. He was then assigned to Echo 7 Field Artillery to assist SFC (Ret.) Toby Davis & SFC Ira Herman in the capacity of Supply Clerk/ Unit Armor. Upon the completion of his first tour in 1999, Hollingsworth decided to make the Army a career and PCS to the Military District of Washington where he was assigned to THE UNITED STATES ARMY BAND. After being assigned to TUSAB for a couple of years, he was then selected by Commander COL Gary Lamb to become an official member of “Pershing’s Own.” Hollingsworth was groomed into an “Army Band” Supply Sergeant by SGM Kirk Newlen, SGM Wilbert McMillan, and MSG Markus Furness. In December of 2001, his MOS was changed to 42S. He was selected as the Supply NCOIC in 2007, where he learned a lot about professional growth and leadership.