Sgt. Carlos A. Santiago, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., re-enlists in front of the 16th Sustainment Brigade headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Q-West, Iraq, March 18. The ceremony was memorable because he was re-enlisting on his birthday and during the Army's "Year of the NCO." "Re-enlisting during the 'Year of the NCO' is significant to me because the NCO is the backbone of the Army, providing motivation, purpose, and direction to the Soldier and guidance and support to the officer," Santiago said. "Doing so on my birthday was just icing on the cake. How many people can say they did that?"