Special Forces Soldier, Ranger triumph in USASOC NCO, Soldier of the Year competition
August 20, 2008
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Special Operations Command announced the winners of its 2008 Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition in a ceremony July 17 at Bank Hall.
Sgt. 1st Class Steven J. Kroll, a Special Forces instructor from 4th Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, was named the USASOC NCO of the Year. Spc. Barrett E. Kauling, a radio and communications security technician from 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, was selected as the USASOC Soldier of the Year.
Both will continue on to represent USASOC in the Department of the Army 2008 NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition held later this year.