FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Wakefield (left), scout platoon sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, inspects a Paratrooper during the division jumpmaster of the year competition held April 18-21 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Wakefield, a jumpmaster of the year candidate, uses a technique refined by practice and repetition to search for potential hazards and deficiencies to the troopers parachute.

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