NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (TRADOC News Service, May 18, 2010) Aca,!" Seven people were recognized today at the Army Training and Education Development Summit here as the best educators in their categories.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, awarded plaques and coins to Lt. Col. Ruben Zegada, Mark Domenic, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Adam Shereyk, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Blue, Edwin Jones, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Ballard and William Lambert.

Zegada was selected as the Instructor of the Year in the officer category. He is a partner-nation instructor from Bolivia at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, Fort Benning, Ga. In his home country he worked 15 years in anti-drug trafficking.

Domenic is the Instructor of the Year in the civilian category. The veteran of 22 yearsAca,!a,,c Army service is with 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., as the primary Critical Thinking instructor in the battalion.

Shereyk, selected in the Instructor of the Year warrant-officer category, was the senior instructor for the 140A Warrant Officer Basic Course and program manager for the Air Defense Airspace Management Cell Resident Course for 2 A,A1/2 years, when the Air Defense Artillery School was at Fort Bliss, Texas. He is now assigned to 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss., as a command-and-control systems integrator.

Blue, from the Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C., was named Instructor of the Year in the noncommissioned officer category. Originally from the Philippines, he is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Jones was selected as Instructor of the Year in the U.S. Army Reserve category. Also a veteran of 22 yearsAca,!a,,c Army service, he teaches the Physical Security Basic Course and Security Managers Course at the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, headquartered at Fort McCoy, Wis.
Ballard, with the Illinois National Guard, was chosen as Instructor of the Year in the National Guard Bureau category. He trained Soldiers in their military-specific skills and leadership, and prepared them to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan, as a certified instructor with the ADA School, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Officer Candidate School, Army Basic Instructor Course and Small Group Instructor Course Manager. He now works with the Ilinois National Guard Joint Staff (-J7) as the exercise development NCO.

TRADOC Educator of the Year for 2009 is Lambert of the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he serves as associate professor in the Department of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations. In addition instructing the Intermediate Level Education core and Advanced Operations Course, Lambert is the course developer and lead instructor for the Aca,!A"Military Operations and Culture Aca,!" AfghanistanAca,!A? elective, the largest regional elective at CGSC.

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