• Contestant, Cpl. Mihai Mocanu, and Sponsor, Staff Sgt. Tambouzi Green, pose just prior to Mocanu's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Contestant, Cpl. Mihai Mocanu, and Sponsor, Staff Sgt. Tambouzi Green, pose just prior to Mocanu's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sgt. Martin Jensen and sponsor Sgt. Michael Welford pose before Jensen's board appearance Oct. 1 during the 2007 Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va."

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Sgt. Martin Jensen and sponsor Sgt. Michael Welford pose before Jensen's board appearance Oct. 1 during the 2007 Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Sponsor Staff Sgt. Corey Cade and contestant Sgt. Nicholas Johnson pose just before Johnson's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Sponsor Staff Sgt. Corey Cade and contestant Sgt. Nicholas Johnson pose just before Johnson's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Spc. Stephen Lester gets a word of encouragement from sponsor Sgt. 1st Class Joel Zecca before his board appearance Oct. 1 during the 2007 Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va."

    Words of Encouragement

    Spc. Stephen Lester gets a word of encouragement from sponsor Sgt. 1st Class Joel Zecca before his board appearance Oct. 1 during the 2007 Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Sponsor Staff Sgt. Marcus Jeffries makes adjustments to the uniform of contestant Sgt. Jonathan Batten just before Batten's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

    Final Preparations

    Sponsor Staff Sgt. Marcus Jeffries makes adjustments to the uniform of contestant Sgt. Jonathan Batten just before Batten's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Contestant Staff Sgt. Shayne Cherry and his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Issac Swiftbird, pose just before Cherry's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Contestant Staff Sgt. Shayne Cherry and his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Issac Swiftbird, pose just before Cherry's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Contestant Sgt. Edward Chisholm and sponsor Staff Sgt. Sandy Gomes pose just prior to Chisholm's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Contestant Sgt. Edward Chisholm and sponsor Staff Sgt. Sandy Gomes pose just prior to Chisholm's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Sponsor Staff Sgt. Sandy Gomes listens in during her Soldier's board appearance. The Soldier, Sgt. Edward Chisholm, is a contestant in the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1-5 at Fort Lee, Va."

    Awaiting Word

    Sponsor Staff Sgt. Sandy Gomes listens in during her Soldier's board appearance. The Soldier, Sgt. Edward Chisholm, is a contestant in the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1-5 at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Sponsor Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Harper and contestant Staff Sgt. Mark Dornbusch pose just before Dornbusch's board appearance during the 2007  Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Sponsor Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Harper and contestant Staff Sgt. Mark Dornbusch pose just before Dornbusch's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Spc. Hubbard Harvey III and sponsor Staff Sgt. Joseph Aiello pose before Harvey's board appearance Oct. 1 during the 2007 Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va."

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Spc. Hubbard Harvey III and sponsor Staff Sgt. Joseph Aiello pose before Harvey's board appearance Oct. 1 during the 2007 Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Sponsor  Sgt. Maj. Charlie Ferguson and contestant Spc. Brian Hancock share a laugh after Hancock's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

    Sharing a Laugh

    Sponsor Sgt. Maj. Charlie Ferguson and contestant Spc. Brian Hancock share a laugh after Hancock's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

  • Sponsor, Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Lee, and contestant Spc. Erik Nowak pose just before Nowak's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Sponsor, Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Lee, and contestant Spc. Erik Nowak pose just before Nowak's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sponsor Staff Sgt. Steven Rovelstad and 1st Sgt. Michael Hunter pose just prior to Rovelstad's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Sponsor Staff Sgt. Steven Rovelstad and 1st Sgt. Michael Hunter pose just prior to Rovelstad's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sponsor Sgt. Luke McDowell and contestant Spc. Heyz Seeker pose just before Seeker's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Sponsor Sgt. Luke McDowell and contestant Spc. Heyz Seeker pose just before Seeker's board appearance during the 2007 Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sponsor Sgt. Maj. Mark Eister and contestant Staff Sgt. Victor Trinidad pose for pictures just before Trinidad's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Sponsor Sgt. Maj. Mark Eister and contestant Staff Sgt. Victor Trinidad pose for pictures just before Trinidad's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Master Sgt. Ivan Thompson makes final adjustments to the uniform of Staff Sgt. Brian Yoder prior to his board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissiond Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

    Attention to Detail

    Master Sgt. Ivan Thompson makes final adjustments to the uniform of Staff Sgt. Brian Yoder prior to his board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissiond Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sponsor, Staff Sgt. Eric Sims, and contestant Staff Sgt. Brian Yoder pose just before Yoder's board  appearance Oct. 1 during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

    Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Sponsor, Staff Sgt. Eric Sims, and contestant Staff Sgt. Brian Yoder pose just before Yoder's board appearance Oct. 1 during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sponsor, Command Sgt. Maj. Luis Lopez, makes adjustments to the uniform of contestant Sgt. Sadat Allhassan just before Allhassan's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

    Last Minute Adjustments

    Sponsor, Command Sgt. Maj. Luis Lopez, makes adjustments to the uniform of contestant Sgt. Sadat Allhassan just before Allhassan's board appearance during the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sgt. Sadat Allhassan, Third Army, poses after completing his board appearance during the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

    Contestant Faces First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Sgt. Sadat Allhassan, Third Army, poses after completing his board appearance during the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sgt. Jamiell Goforth, FORSCOM Soldier of the Year, conducts a broadcast interview minutes after her board appearance during the 2007 Department of the Army Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

    Best Warrior Interview

    Sgt. Jamiell Goforth, FORSCOM Soldier of the Year, conducts a broadcast interview minutes after her board appearance during the 2007 Department of the Army Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va."

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