During this year's Army Contracting Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, participants and judges will rely on technology more than ever as portions of the event will be conducted virtually.

Due to budget constraints, portions of the 2013 ACC NCOY competition will be conducted through video teleconferencing. The competition is scheduled for May 6-10.

"In some ways this will challenge our NCOs even more," said Command Sgt. Maj. John L. Murray, ACC command sergeant major. "The 12-mile foot march and the physical fitness test will be conducted at their home stations. Events like the formal board and exams can be done at home station but will be evaluated through the video teleconference. It certainly puts a different wrinkle in things. Performing in front of a camera can be a bit stressful."

Murray said ACC will select the best-qualified NCO to compete at the 2013 Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition. Units will assign sponsors for competitors whose primary mission is to be readily available to assist their competitors for the duration of the competition.

"It's great to watch the competition and see the warrior spirit not only in the competitors but from their unit sergeants major and others watching the events," he said. "Competition is a part of the Army and one of the attributes that make it so great. Everyone strives to be the best. An event like the NCO of the Year competition is one of the ways that individuals can demonstrate, without a doubt, who is the best."

The competition is open to all ACC NCOs in the rank of sergeant through sergeant 1st class. NCOs wishing to compete should contact their unit's senior NCO for more information or go to the ACC NCOY website on SharePoint, https://acc.aep.army.mil/NCOY/default.aspx

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