• The 2010 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeants of the Year competitors begin the second day of the competition. They taught physical fitness exercises to new Soldiers, completed a written exam, taught combatives and appeared before a board of senior noncommissioned officers today at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Frank Brown

    Day 2 - 01 Group Photo

    The 2010 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeants of the Year competitors begin the second day of the competition. They taught physical fitness exercises to new Soldiers, completed a written exam, taught combatives and appeared before a board of...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Alexia Moore completes a combatives exercise during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. The winner will be named tomorrow during a ceremony at Fort Monroe\'s Continental Park. Photo by Carroll Kim

    Day 2 - 13 Combatives

    Sgt. 1st Class Alexia Moore completes a combatives exercise during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. The winner will be named tomorrow during a ceremony at Fort Monroe\'s Continental Park. Photo by Carroll...

  • Staff Sgt. Vernon Maybin overturns his combatives partner during a task at the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition. Photo by Carroll Kim

    Day 2 - 14 Combatives

    Staff Sgt. Vernon Maybin overturns his combatives partner during a task at the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition. Photo by Carroll Kim

  • Sgt. 1st Class Christian Gordon, from Fort Sill, Okla., waits for further guidance on a submission move during the combatives task at the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Carroll Kim

    Day 2 - 15 Combatives

    Sgt. 1st Class Christian Gordon, from Fort Sill, Okla., waits for further guidance on a submission move during the combatives task at the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Carroll Kim

  • Staff Sgt. Amanda Kokkonen, an AIT Platoon Sergeant at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., teaches her combatives partner what to expect if his opponent strikes from the mounted position during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Carroll Kim

    Day 2 - 16 Combatives

    Staff Sgt. Amanda Kokkonen, an AIT Platoon Sergeant at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., teaches her combatives partner what to expect if his opponent strikes from the mounted position during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Lesley Moore, a Washington, N.C. native, writes an essay as part of the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 17 Essay

    Sgt. 1st Class Lesley Moore, a Washington, N.C. native, writes an essay as part of the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

  • Sgt. 1st Class Vericel Grubb, a native of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., reports to the president of the board during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 18 Board Interview

    Sgt. 1st Class Vericel Grubb, a native of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., reports to the president of the board during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

  • Sgt. 1st Class Charles Nelson, a San Francisco, Calif. native, answers questions during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 21 Board Interview

    Sgt. 1st Class Charles Nelson, a San Francisco, Calif. native, answers questions during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

  • Sgt. 1st Class Jose Garcia, a Brownsville, Texas native, introduces himself before the board during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 20 Board Interview

    Sgt. 1st Class Jose Garcia, a Brownsville, Texas native, introduces himself before the board during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

  • Sgt. 1st Class Derrick Dodds negotiates a combatives move during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Competitors were graded on their execution and explanation of each task. Photo by Carroll Kim.

    Day 2 - 12 Combatives

    Sgt. 1st Class Derrick Dodds negotiates a combatives move during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Competitors were graded on their execution and explanation of each task. Photo by Carroll Kim.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Charles Nelson, a competitor from Fort Sill, Okla., performs the rear take-down during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 11 Combatives

    Sgt. 1st Class Charles Nelson, a competitor from Fort Sill, Okla., performs the rear take-down during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

  • Staff Sgt. Vernon Maybin, the competitor from U Company, Quartermaster Brigade, performs an unarmed combatives move during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 10 Combatives

    Staff Sgt. Vernon Maybin, the competitor from U Company, Quartermaster Brigade, performs an unarmed combatives move during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Christian Gordon, a competitor from A Battery, 1-78th Field Artillery Battalion, leads soldiers in physical fitness during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 02 Physical Fitness

    Sgt. 1st Class Christian Gordon, a competitor from A Battery, 1-78th Field Artillery Battalion, leads soldiers in physical fitness during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Michael Houston, a native of Cleveland, Miss., leads soldiers in executing abdominal exercises during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 03 Physical Fitness

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Houston, a native of Cleveland, Miss., leads soldiers in executing abdominal exercises during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Jose Garcia, the competitor representing C Company, 369th Adjutant Generals Battalion, calls soldiers to attention during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 04 Physical Fitness

    Sgt. 1st Class Jose Garcia, the competitor representing C Company, 369th Adjutant Generals Battalion, calls soldiers to attention during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Vericel Grubb, a competitor from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, leads soldiers in the "high-jump" during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 05 Physical Fitness

    Sgt. 1st Class Vericel Grubb, a competitor from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, leads soldiers in the "high-jump" during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Michael Houston leads a group of new Soldiers through the high jumper, one of the physical fitness exercises used in Army Training Centers during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Carroll Kim.

    Day 2 - 06 Physical Fitness

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Houston leads a group of new Soldiers through the high jumper, one of the physical fitness exercises used in Army Training Centers during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Carroll...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Amanda Kokkonen leads a group of young Soldiers through physical fitness exercises during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Carroll Kim

    Day 2 - 07 Physical Fitness

    Sgt. 1st Class Amanda Kokkonen leads a group of young Soldiers through physical fitness exercises during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Carroll Kim

  • Sgt. 1st Class Lesley Moore begins explaining how she plans to move her combatives partner during a drill at the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Frank Brown.

    Day 2 - 08 Combatives

    Sgt. 1st Class Lesley Moore begins explaining how she plans to move her combatives partner during a drill at the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Frank Brown.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lamb, the competitor representing B Company, 1st Battalion, 222nd Aviation Regiment, is tasked on unarmed combatives during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 09 Combatives

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lamb, the competitor representing B Company, 1st Battalion, 222nd Aviation Regiment, is tasked on unarmed combatives during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lamb, a competitor from Fort Eustis, Va., sits before a board during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

    Day 2 - 19 Board Interview

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lamb, a competitor from Fort Eustis, Va., sits before a board during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)

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