As the 2013 NCO and Soldier of the Year look on (far right), Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno addresses the the audience on the accomplishments of the two Soldiers in an award ceremony at the Pentagon, Dec. 18, 2013. Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella and Spc. Adam Christensen were presented with Meritorious Service Medals by the chief and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III.