Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
From left to right: Omaha, Neb. native Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Giles, command sergeant major for the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment; Lt. Col. Martin Clausen, the 1-82 FA Regt. commander who hails from San Diego and Mechanicsville, Md. native Staff Sgt. Daniel Countiss, retention noncommissioned officer for 1-82, receive the 1st Cavalry Division's top battalion for retention award from Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Multi-National Division-Baghdad and 1st Cav. Div. commanding general, during an award ceremony on Camp Taji, Iraq Nov. 1. For Fiscal Year 2007, the 1st Bn., 82nd FA Regt. accomplished 225 percent of its mission by keeping 144 Soldiers in boots.