• Staff Sgt. Andrew Brown, 1st Space Company, 1st Space Batallion, presents himself to the Sergeants Major Board during the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Brown is the NCO of the Year for the command's Western Region.

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    Staff Sgt. Andrew Brown, 1st Space Company, 1st Space Batallion, presents himself to the Sergeants Major Board during the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June...

  • Staff Sgt. Christopher Miller, Company B, 53rd Signal Batallion, prepares his course during the daytime land navigation portion of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Miller is the NCO of the Year for the command's Eastern Region.

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    Staff Sgt. Christopher Miller, Company B, 53rd Signal Batallion, prepares his course during the daytime land navigation portion of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that...

  • A competitor takes aim and fires during the marksmanship portion of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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    A competitor takes aim and fires during the marksmanship portion of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. William Baker, command sergeant major, 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, talks to competitors following the marksmanship portion of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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    Command Sgt. Maj. William Baker, command sergeant major, 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, talks to competitors following the marksmanship portion of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Charles A. Mercier measures the height of Spc. Ryon Powers, Joint Tactical Ground Station, Detachment D, 1st Space Company, during the Army Physical Fitness Test of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Powers is the Soldier of the Year for the command's Pacific Region.

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    Sgt. 1st Class Charles A. Mercier measures the height of Spc. Ryon Powers, Joint Tactical Ground Station, Detachment D, 1st Space Company, during the Army Physical Fitness Test of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic...

  • Spc. Jeffrey B. Powell, Joint Tactical Ground Station, Detachment A, 1st Space Company, does a push up during the Army Physical Fitness Test portion of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Powell is the Soldier of the Year for the command's European Region.

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    Spc. Jeffrey B. Powell, Joint Tactical Ground Station, Detachment A, 1st Space Company, does a push up during the Army Physical Fitness Test portion of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier...

  • Staff Sgt. Chauncey Carter, Joint Tactical Ground Station, Detachment C, 1st Space Company, plots his course during the daytime land navigation portion of the  U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Carter is the NCO of the Year for the command's Pacific Region.

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    Staff Sgt. Chauncey Carter, Joint Tactical Ground Station, Detachment C, 1st Space Company, plots his course during the daytime land navigation portion of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and...

  • The members of the Sergeants Major Board reviews Spc. Jeffrey B. Powell, Joint Tactical Ground Station, Detachment A, 1st Space Company, during the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Powell is the Soldier of the Year for the command's European Region.

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    The members of the Sergeants Major Board reviews Spc. Jeffrey B. Powell, Joint Tactical Ground Station, Detachment A, 1st Space Company, during the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the...

  • Spc. Lyarnell Harris, Company A, 49th Missile Defense Batallion, presents to the Sergeants Major Board during the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Harris is the Soldier of the Year for the command's Western Region.

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    Spc. Lyarnell Harris, Company A, 49th Missile Defense Batallion, presents to the Sergeants Major Board during the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year that took place June 20-24 in...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is hosting the command’s 2011 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier Year competition in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 20-24.

The competition consists of a variety of events such as an Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation during the daytime and at night, marksmanship, board presentation and a training exercise.

The NCO competitors are: Staff Sgt. Chauncey Carter, Detachment C, 1st Space Company, Pacific Region; Staff Sgt. Christopher Miller, Company B, 53rd Signal Battalion, Eastern Region; Sgt. Seamus Lynch, Joint Tactical Ground Station, Det. B, 1st Space Co., European Region; and Staff Sgt. Andrew Brown, 1st Space Co., 1st Space Bn., Western Region.

The Soldier competitors are: Spec. Brandon Kitchen, Co. B, 53rd Signal Bn., Eastern Region; Spec. Ryon Powers, JTAGS, Det. D, 1st Space Co., Pacific Region; Spec. Lyarnell Harris, Co. A, 49th Missile Defense Bn., Western Region; and Spec. Jeffrey B. Powell, JTAGS, Det. A, 1st Space Co., European Region.

The winners will be announced Friday during a ceremony, and will compete in the Department of the Army’s Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., in October.

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