Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Payton, command sgt. maj. of United States Army Japan, gives advice to with Staff Sgt. Ian Munkascy, left, USARJ Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year and Spc. Mara E. Snowman, right, USARJ Soldier of the Year. Both will compete in the United States Army Pacific Warrior Challenge Competition in June in Hawaii.