• Staff Sgt. James Barrett renders honors during the playing of "Reveille" on the first day of the 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition at Fort Monroe, Va., June 21. Barrett is representing Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., at the event. A total of seven drill sergeants are competing, five active-duty and two U.S. Army Reserve NCOs.

    Seven compete for U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Staff Sgt. James Barrett renders honors during the playing of "Reveille" on the first day of the 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition at Fort Monroe, Va., June 21. Barrett is representing Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., at the event. A total...

  • Staff Sgt. Kevin Wildman pumps out a few more pushups before time runs out during the June 21 APFT event of the 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Wildman is representing Fort Knox, Ky., at the event. The APFT is the first of many challenges the DSOY candidates will face during the week-long competition.

    Seven compete for U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Staff Sgt. Kevin Wildman pumps out a few more pushups before time runs out during the June 21 APFT event of the 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Wildman is representing Fort Knox, Ky., at the event. The APFT is...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cavezza shows his determination to achieve the highest score possible during the June 21 APFT sit-up event of the 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Cavezza is representing Fort Jackson, S.C., at the event.

    Seven compete for U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cavezza shows his determination to achieve the highest score possible during the June 21 APFT sit-up event of the 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Cavezza is representing Fort Jackson...

  • Seven U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competitors begin the APFT two-mile run on June 21, at Fort Monroe, Va. The APFT was the first of many challenges the DSOY candidates will face during the week-long competition.

    Seven compete for U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Seven U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competitors begin the APFT two-mile run on June 21, at Fort Monroe, Va. The APFT was the first of many challenges the DSOY candidates will face during the week-long competition.

  • Staff Sgt. Shanna McKinnon and six other candidates vying for the title of 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year found themselves on the firing line at Fort Eustis, Va., during the first day of competition, June 21. After zeroing their weapons, the drill sergeants road marched to a qualification range to demonstrate their marksmanship skills.McKinnon is representing the 98th Division (USAR) at the event.

    Seven compete for U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Staff Sgt. Shanna McKinnon and six other candidates vying for the title of 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year found themselves on the firing line at Fort Eustis, Va., during the first day of competition, June 21. After zeroing their weapons, the...

  • Staff Sergeants James Barrett, left, and Arron Barnes make sight adjustments on their weapons at a zero range that was one of the opening events for the 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition. After an early morning APFT, the DSOY candidates travelled to the range facility at Fort Eustis, Va., where they were asked to demonstrate their marksmanship skills, among other tasks. Barrett is representing Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., at the event, and Barnes is representing Fort Sill, Okla.

    Seven compete for U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Staff Sergeants James Barrett, left, and Arron Barnes make sight adjustments on their weapons at a zero range that was one of the opening events for the 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition. After an early morning APFT, the DSOY...

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