• Spc. Christy Anthony, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combined Arms Center, Special Troops Battalion, demonstrates how to hold a weapon while low-crawling at a warrior task station testing her technical and tactical skills during the CAC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition June 2 at the land navigation site.

    Combined Arms Center selects top Soldier, NCO

    Spc. Christy Anthony, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combined Arms Center, Special Troops Battalion, demonstrates how to hold a weapon while low-crawling at a warrior task station testing her technical and tactical skills during the CAC...

  • Sgt. Latrisha Howard-Robinson, of Fort Sill, Okla., and her lint-roller wielding sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Jessenia Johnson, review before her Combined Arms Center Noncommissioned Officer of the Year knowledge assessment board June 3 at Eisenhower Hall, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

    Combined Arms Center selects top Soldier, NCO

    Sgt. Latrisha Howard-Robinson, of Fort Sill, Okla., and her lint-roller wielding sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Jessenia Johnson, review before her Combined Arms Center Noncommissioned Officer of the Year knowledge assessment board June 3 at Eisenhower Hall...

  • Combined Arms Center Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow and CAC and Fort Leavenworth Commander Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr. congratulate Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Beauchamp and CAC Soldier of the Year Spc. Keely Misemer, both of Fort Rucker, Ala., while assembled with the other 13 competitors following an awards ceremony June 4 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Marshall Lecture Hall.

    Combined Arms Center selects top Soldier, NCO

    Combined Arms Center Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow and CAC and Fort Leavenworth Commander Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr. congratulate Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Beauchamp and CAC Soldier of the Year Spc. Keely Misemer...

  • Combined Arms Center Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Beauchamp and CAC Soldier of the Year Spc. Keely Misemer, both of Fort Rucker, Ala., recite the Soldier's Creed at the conclusion of an awards ceremony after a week of competition June 4 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Marshall Lecture Hall, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

    Combined Arms Center selects top Soldier, NCO

    Combined Arms Center Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Beauchamp and CAC Soldier of the Year Spc. Keely Misemer, both of Fort Rucker, Ala., recite the Soldier's Creed at the conclusion of an awards ceremony after a week of...

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (June 10, 2010) -A,A Soldiers from Fort Rucker, Ala., swept the Combined Arms Center Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards.

Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Beauchamp and Spc. Keely Misemer were named Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year for CAC June 4. Beauchamp is an instructor at the Aviation Center of Excellence NCO Academy and Misemer an air traffic controller with C Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade.

Soldiers from throughout CAC's centers and schools competed, each already having won his or her unit Soldier or NCO of the Year award.

CAC Command Sgt. Maj. Philip F. Johndrow thanked the Soldiers and commended them for their performance during a rigorous competition. Elements of the CAC Soldier and NCO of the Year competition included a physical fitness test, weapons proficiency, a written exam, land navigation, warrior task testing and a knowledge assessment board.

"I am so proud of these young men and women out here that went and took forth the challenge to be a competitor," he said.

Johndrow challenged each of the competitors to return next year or bring another Soldier.

"The winner is our Army and our nation, to mold young warriors like you to go back out to your formation and take what you've learned here out there," he said.

CAC and Fort Leavenworth Commander Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. thanked each Soldier for serving the Army during a time of war. As a parent of a newly deployed Soldier, Caslen said he appreciated seeing some of the Army's best examples.

"You were handpicked by your organization, by your unit to come," he said. "It proves that number one ... you've got demonstrated leadership which you've already shown and that you have committed yourself to a degree or a standard above your peers - and it separates you from your peers."

Beauchamp said he was excited about the physical fitness portion of the test, for which he felt most prepared. The most challenging was the knowledge assessment board, he said.

"The good thing about these boards, is regardless of whether you win or lose, you always come out better," he said.

Misemer said the most difficult portion for her was the land navigation course because of the thick vegetation around Fort Leavenworth. Her favorite part about the competition was the social networking.

"The best part for me was when all of the competitors got together," she said. "I got to know so many great Soldiers, so many great people."

Misemer said her goal is to win the Training and Doctrine Command Soldier of the Year award.
Both Beauchamp and Misemer will advance to the TRADOC competition in July.

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