• Army Materiel Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling announces the AMC Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory (center), U.S. Army Sustainment Command, and AMC Soldier of the Year, Sgt. Ryan Lewis, Military Deployment and Distribution Command, during a ceremony on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 22.   Gregory and Lewis will represent the command at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition in October at Fort Lee, Va.

    AMC Best Warrior Competition 2013

    Army Materiel Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling announces the AMC Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory (center), U.S. Army Sustainment Command, and AMC Soldier of the Year, Sgt. Ryan Lewis, Military Deployment and...

  • Army Sustainment Command's Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory rushes with his squad during the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. Gregory and seven other Soldiers from across AMC are competing Aug. 20-22 to represent AMC at the 2013 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 15-17.

    AMC Best Warrior Competition 2013

    Army Sustainment Command's Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory rushes with his squad during the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. Gregory and seven other Soldiers from across AMC are competing Aug. 20-22 to represent AMC at...

  • Sgt. Ryan Lewis, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, prepares his squad to enter a building during the 2013 Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21.

    AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Sgt. Ryan Lewis, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, prepares his squad to enter a building during the 2013 Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21.

  • Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Sgt. Ryan Lewis fights with an enemy combatant during the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. Lewis and seven other Soldiers from across AMC are competing Aug. 20-22 to represent AMC at the 2013 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 15-17.

    AMC Best Warrior Competition 2013

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Sgt. Ryan Lewis fights with an enemy combatant during the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. Lewis and seven other Soldiers from across AMC are competing Aug...

  • Staff Sgt. Joshua Martinez, Research, Development and Engineering Command (center), and sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Vasquez, are issued training gear from Sgt. Lucas Blair, Army Sustainment Command, during the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 19.  Martinez and seven other Soldiers from across AMC are competing Aug. 20-22 to represent AMC at the 2013 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 15-17.

    AMC Best Warrior Competition 2013

    Staff Sgt. Joshua Martinez, Research, Development and Engineering Command (center), and sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Vasquez, are issued training gear from Sgt. Lucas Blair, Army Sustainment Command, during the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior...

  • Spc. Alisha Bailey of the Army Materiel Command Band competes in the push-up event of the Army Physical Fitness Test as part of the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 20.

    AMC Best Warrior Competition 2013

    Spc. Alisha Bailey of the Army Materiel Command Band competes in the push-up event of the Army Physical Fitness Test as part of the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 20.

  • Army Sustainment Command's Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Favory briefs Soldiers competing in the 2013 Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition during the urban orienteering event, Aug. 20.

    AMC Best Warrior Competition 2013

    Army Sustainment Command's Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Favory briefs Soldiers competing in the 2013 Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition during the urban orienteering event, Aug. 20.

  • Spc. Alisha Bailey, Army Materiel Command Band, fends off an attacker during the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. Bailey and seven other Soldiers from across AMC are competing Aug. 20-22 to represent AMC at the 2013 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 15-17.

    AMC Best Warrior Competition 2013

    Spc. Alisha Bailey, Army Materiel Command Band, fends off an attacker during the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. Bailey and seven other Soldiers from across AMC are competing Aug. 20-22 to represent AMC at the...

  • Staff Sgt. Christopher Stone, Army Materiel Command Band, fires an M16 rifle during the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. Stone and seven other Soldiers from across AMC are competing Aug. 20-22 to represent AMC at the 2013 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 15-17.

    AMC Best Warrior Competition 2013

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Stone, Army Materiel Command Band, fires an M16 rifle during the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. Stone and seven other Soldiers from across AMC are competing Aug. 20-22 to represent AMC at...

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- During a morning ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal's Heritage Hall, the Army Materiel Command announced the best noncommissioned officer and Soldier to represent the command at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition in October at Fort Lee, Va.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, a subordinate command of AMC which is headquartered on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., was named AMC NCO of the Year.

Sgt. Ryan Lewis, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, was announced as AMC Soldier of the Year. The SDDC is also a subordinate command of AMC and is headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Gregory will compete against other selected NCOs from major Army command units around the globe to earn the prestige of being the named the best in the Army. Because Lewis was promoted into the ranks of the NCO Corps while competing, he will continue to compete at the Soldier-level, not as an NCO, in accordance with the Army competition rules.

The Army event is scheduled to take place Oct. 15-17.

The runner-up for AMC NCO of the Year was Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Rodriguez, TACOM, Warren, Mich., and the AMC Soldier of the Year runner-up was Spc. Alisha Bailey, AMC Band, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Both will continue to hone their skills and remain ready to represent AMC if Gregory or Lewis are unable to compete at the DA-level.

Gregory and Lewis competed against NCOs and Soldiers from six of the 11 major subordinate commands of AMC.

The competitors and the commands they represented during the 2013 AMC Best Warrior Competition were:
• Sgt. 1st Class Tomekia Branch, SDDC.
• Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Rodriguez, TACOM. (Runner-up, AMC NCO of the Year)
• Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory, ASC. (Winner, AMC NCO of the Year)
• Staff Sgt. Miguel Martinez, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
• Staff Sgt. Joshua Menninger, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
• Staff Sgt. Christopher Stone, AMC Band.
• Sgt. Ryan Lewis, SDDC. (Winner, AMC Soldier of the Year)
• Spc. Alisha Bailey, AMC Band, (Runner-up, AMC Soldier of the Year)

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