Fort Sill's NCO, Soldier of the Quarter
November 12, 2010
- Two female Soldiers win top honors this quarter at Fort Sill
Two women are leading the way as Spc. Devin Cover, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, won post Soldier of the Quarter and Sgt. Felicia Frailey, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery won post Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter.
They both excelled at the lower levels and through continued effort they stepped out of McNair Hall Nov. 5 with one more achievement to be proud of.
Cover's sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lingerfelt, wasn't surprised by her selection.
"She did an excellent job on all levels and really stepped it up."
Cover said Lingerfelt taught her to stay calm while questions were being fired in her direction.
"Sometimes it can be intimidating. Especially if you answer something wrong the way the board looks at you. It's all about confidence."
Studying aside, Cover said the physical portion was the most challenging for her. After having her son nine months ago she feels like she is still getting back into her fitness routine, although it obviously wasn't an issue.
For Frailey prepping for the test was part of a team effort.
"I had several battle buddies that were really supportive. They wanted to see me succeed."
As a drill sergeant, she said the basic soldiering tasks came as second nature to her as she instructs Basic Combat Training Soldiers on them everyday. She added that her Soldiers will also share in her achievement.
"When they knew I was coming to compete, it already made them feel good that I was their drill sergeant, so I think this will make them very proud."
Frailey said that she is not sure what the next step for her is, but that the Army is definitely a career choice.
Cover and Frailey will move on to compete in the Fort Sill Soldier and NCO of the Year competitions, respectively.