• SSGs John Heslin, Fort Benning, Ga., Felicia D. Frailey, Fort Sill, Okla., and Andrew J. Palmer, 95th Reserve Division, weigh in for their surprise Army Physical Readiness Test, June 16, during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

    Weigh-in

    SSGs John Heslin, Fort Benning, Ga., Felicia D. Frailey, Fort Sill, Okla., and Andrew J. Palmer, 95th Reserve Division, weigh in for their surprise Army Physical Readiness Test, June 16, during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort...

  • SSG Jasper P. Kohoutek, 95th Reserve Division drill sergeant, lands after performing the standing long jump, one of five exercises in the Army's new Physical Readiness Test.  The APRT and the Army Combat Readiness Test were officially unveiled on June 16 during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

    Stick the landing!

    SSG Jasper P. Kohoutek, 95th Reserve Division drill sergeant, lands after performing the standing long jump, one of five exercises in the Army's new Physical Readiness Test. The APRT and the Army Combat Readiness Test were officially unveiled on June...

  • SSG John Heslin, drill sergeant, Fort Benning, Ga., leaps a hurdle during the Army Combat Readiness Test, June 16.  This is one of seven new tasks in the ACRT.  The Army Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test were officially unveiled June 16 during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C

    Up and over

    SSG John Heslin, drill sergeant, Fort Benning, Ga., leaps a hurdle during the Army Combat Readiness Test, June 16. This is one of seven new tasks in the ACRT. The Army Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test were officially...

  • SSG Benjamin Facio, drill sergeant, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., performs a 40-yard run with ammon cans on a balance beam, one of seven new tasks that form the Army Combat Readiness Test.  The Army Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test were officially unveiled June 16 during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

    Keep is steady

    SSG Benjamin Facio, drill sergeant, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., performs a 40-yard run with ammon cans on a balance beam, one of seven new tasks that form the Army Combat Readiness Test. The Army Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test...

  • SSG Benjamin Facio, drill sergeant, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., performs sight picture drills from various obstacles, one of seven tasks that form the new Army Combat Readiness Test, June 16.  The Army Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test were officially unveiled June 16 during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

    Get a good sight picture

    SSG Benjamin Facio, drill sergeant, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., performs sight picture drills from various obstacles, one of seven tasks that form the new Army Combat Readiness Test, June 16. The Army Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness...

  • SSG Tracy Hohman, 55th Signal Company (COMCAM) photographs SSG Andrew J. Palmer, drill sergeant, 95th Reserve Division as he teaches security techniques to trainees during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

    360 security

    SSG Tracy Hohman, 55th Signal Company (COMCAM) photographs SSG Andrew J. Palmer, drill sergeant, 95th Reserve Division as he teaches security techniques to trainees during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • SSG Andrew J. Palmer, drill sergeant, 95th Reserve Division, treats a chest wound in a reaction to IED drill, June 15, during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

    We're hit, we're hit!

    SSG Andrew J. Palmer, drill sergeant, 95th Reserve Division, treats a chest wound in a reaction to IED drill, June 15, during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • SSG Felicia D. Frailey, drill sergeant, Fort Sill, Okla., instructs Drill 2 of combatives on June 13 during the week-long 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

    Teach the combatant

    SSG Felicia D. Frailey, drill sergeant, Fort Sill, Okla., instructs Drill 2 of combatives on June 13 during the week-long 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • SSG Benjamin Facio, drill sergeant, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., conducts a clinching drill as part of a combatives task, June 13, during the week-long 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

    Can you hit me now?

    SSG Benjamin Facio, drill sergeant, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., conducts a clinching drill as part of a combatives task, June 13, during the week-long 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C.

The Army Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test were officially unveiled at June 16 during the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition on Fort Jackson, S.C. Six competitors battled it out for the titles of Active Component and Reserve Component Drill Sergeant of the Year.

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