Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said the Army was in great hands with Soldiers like Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella and Spc. Adam Christensen, who were selected 2013 NCO and Soldier of the Year in a ceremony held at the Pentagon, Dec. 18, 2013. Each Soldier was was presented a Meritorious Service Medal by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Chandler.