• Women's teams from the four service branches ran for two miles in formation carrying a guidon during the POM Commander's Cup Race on August 5. PHOTO BY Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven L. Shepard

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    Women's teams from the four service branches ran for two miles in formation carrying a guidon during the POM Commander's Cup Race on August 5. PHOTO BY Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven L. Shepard

  • Service members from the Army show their support to their Men's Commander Cup Team by doing pushups during the race. PHOTO BY Pettey Officer 2nd Class Steven L. Shepard.

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    Service members from the Army show their support to their Men's Commander Cup Team by doing pushups during the race. PHOTO BY Pettey Officer 2nd Class Steven L. Shepard.

  • The Army Men's and Women's Teams show off their trophies after the race. The two teams posted the best combined time to win the coveted Commander's Cup. PHOTO BY Sal Marullo

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    The Army Men's and Women's Teams show off their trophies after the race. The two teams posted the best combined time to win the coveted Commander's Cup. PHOTO BY Sal Marullo

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif.Aca,!"The Presidio of Monterey's (POM) Commander's Cup was held at the track adjacent to the Price Fitness Center on August 5. The race, which takes place quarterly, is a running competition involving all branches of military present at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC).

Men's and women's teams for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines ran two miles in formation and carrying a guidon for bragging rights and the chance to take home the Commander's Cup trophy. When the final results were in it was the Army who turned in the best men's and women's combined time and were awarded the Cup by Lt. Col. Christopher J. Watrud, Chief of Staff DLIFLC.

Trophies were also given to the individual teams for first, second, and third places with the Air Force winning the women's team event and the Army finishing first in the men's.
Before the race Leadership Awards were handed out by the West Point Society of the Monterey Peninsula and U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Monterey Bay. These awards are handed out quarterly to service members based on nominations and recommendations from each of the four services.

This quarter's recipients for the West Point Leadership Award were Airman 1st Class Wesley Fine and Pfc. Anddeu Enriquez. The recipients of the Naval Academy Leadership Award were Petty Officer 2nd Class Dianna McMillan and Staff Sgt. Johnathan Gallardy.
Final results for the Women's Team Event were: First Place Air Force, Second Place Army, Third Place Navy, and Fourth Place Marines.

Final Results for the Men's Team Event: First Place Army, Second Place Marines, Third Place Air Force, and Fourth Place Navy.

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