REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- The challenge has begun for six noncommissioned officers who will give it their all in this year's Army Contracting Command NCO of the Year competition here June 6-8.

The NCO of the Year competition is a series of tasks and events for the top NCOs from each contracting support brigade worldwide to see who will best represent the Army Contracting Command for 2012, said ACC Command Sgt. Maj. John Murray.

"The winner will compete at the Army Materiel Command level. Each of the brigade representatives has already demonstrated that they are the best within their units for their technical and tactical knowledge, competence and execution of Army tasks."

The AMC NCOY competition is scheduled for July 15-20 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

Murray said that it is a great honor to be selected to represent the command and it's an opportunity the NCOs do not take lightly.

"They are not just representing themselves during the competition but their entire units," he said. "It is great to watch the competition and see the warrior spirit not only in the competitors but from their unit sergeants major and other unit members watching the events.

"Competition is a part of the Army and one of the attributes that makes it so great," Murray added. "Everyone strives to be the best and competitions like the NCOY are one of the ways that individuals can demonstrate their mettle."

This year's competitors are Sgt. 1st Class Lachad Jefferson, 408th Contracting Support Brigade; Staff Sgt. Booker Jordan, 409th CSB; Staff Sgt. Desmond Culler, 410th CSB; Staff Sgt. Deaquennet Thomas, 411th CSB; Staff Sgt. Brandon Carroll, 412th CSB; and, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Scheil, 413th CSB.

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