Six Army in Europe Soldiers have been named Army's best
October 25, 2012
It's not something in the water -- it's something in the WARRIOR.
Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna of the 7th Army NCO Academy, the 2012 Army NCO of the Year, carries on a winning Army in Europe tradition. This year marks 10 years since the first Armywide Soldier and NCO of the Year competitions, and in that time six of the Army's best -- nearly a third of the total -- have been Army in Europe Soldiers.
The roster includes Spc. Justin Brown of the 95th Maintenance Company, the very first Soldier of the Year in 2002, and back-to-back NCO of the Year titles in 2009 and 2010. In 2005 Sgt. Jeremy Kamphuis of USAREUR's 127th Military Police Company was named NCO of the Year. The following year Spc. John Emmett of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command earned the Soldier of the Year title. In 2009 another 7th Army NCO Academy Soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman, was NCO of the Year. And the 2010 NCO of they Year was Staff Sgt. Christopher McDougall, who was assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart at the time of his award (although he represented the Army's National Capital Region in the competition).