• Staff Sgt. James Harris stands at parade rest while following a series of commands from the Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year board president, Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Borja, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command command sergeant major, while Harris' sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Mario Russo, takes notes. Harris is the NCO of the Year for the command's Pacific Region.

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    Staff Sgt. James Harris stands at parade rest while following a series of commands from the Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year board president, Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Borja, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic...

  • Sgt. Melinda Saltzmann, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year candidate, awaits the candidates' summons to the board June 7. Saltzmann is the NCO of the Year for the command's European Region.

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    Sgt. Melinda Saltzmann, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year candidate, awaits the candidates' summons to the board June 7. Saltzmann is the NCO of the Year for the...

  • Candidates in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition listen to instructions on the day of the boards June 7.

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    Candidates in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition listen to instructions on the day of the boards June 7.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Borja, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command command sergeant major, holds a grenade pin that a candidate in the command's Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition keeps on his dog tags during the boards June 7.

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    Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Borja, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command command sergeant major, holds a grenade pin that a candidate in the command's Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition keeps on his...

  • U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of Year board members listen to a candidate's answers during the boards June 7.

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    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of Year board members listen to a candidate's answers during the boards June 7.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. James N. Ross, 1st Space Brigade command sergeant major, provides instruction to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year candidates and their sponors at the end of boards on June 7.

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    Command Sgt. Maj. James N. Ross, 1st Space Brigade command sergeant major, provides instruction to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year candidates and their sponors at...

The best of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's noncommissioned officers and Soldiers convened in Colorado Springs, Colo., this week to begin competition to earn the title of the command's NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year.

Boards and tests make up the first day of USASMDC/ARSTRAT's Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition.

Days two through four will consist of an Army Physical Fitness Test and various training exercises to test the NCOs' and Soldiers' skills.

Carrie.E.David@us.army.mil

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