Staff Sgt. Herbert Thompson IV knocks out pushups during the June 16 opening APFT event of the 2008 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Seven of the service's best training NCOs from across the nation are vying for the top Army title. The competitors will be tested on their ability to teach and perform a variety of Soldier and Warrior Tasks. Staff Sgt. Thompson is representing Fort Jackson, S.C. at the event.