The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon makes his way to another point in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who competed in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. The winners of the competition were named Oct. 6 at the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. During the opening of the meeting, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren named 2009 as "Year of the Noncommissioned Officer."