Paratroopers compete to be the best in the NCO of the Year competition

By Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)May 11, 2009

Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Waggoner (left), a pre-ranger instructor at the 82nd Airborne Pre-Ranger Course, grades Spc. Carl Miller, of HHC, 82nd Airborne Division, on the performance of hand and arm signals during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Waggoner (left), a pre-ranger instructor at the 82nd Airborne Pre-Ranger Course, grades Spc. Carl Miller, of HHC, 82nd Airborne Division, on the performance of hand and arm signals during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
First Sgt. Juan Perez (right), the First Sergeant of the 82nd Airborne Pre-Ranger Course, gives instructions to the competitors in the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition prior to the warrior tasks and drills portion of the event held at the Pre-Ranger Course May 7.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – First Sgt. Juan Perez (right), the First Sergeant of the 82nd Airborne Pre-Ranger Course, gives instructions to the competitors in the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition prior to the warrior tasks and drills portion of the event held at the Pre-Ranger Course May 7. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Waggoner (left), a pre-ranger instructor at the 82nd Airborne Pre-Ranger Course, grades Spc. Carl Miller, of HHC, Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, on the performance of hand and arm signals during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Waggoner (left), a pre-ranger instructor at the 82nd Airborne Pre-Ranger Course, grades Spc. Carl Miller, of HHC, Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, on the performance of hand and arm signals during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Waggoner (left), a pre-ranger instructor at the 82nd Airborne Pre-Ranger Course, grades Sgt. Bonifacio Lomeli, of HHC, Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, on the performance of hand and arm signals during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Waggoner (left), a pre-ranger instructor at the 82nd Airborne Pre-Ranger Course, grades Sgt. Bonifacio Lomeli, of HHC, Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, on the performance of hand and arm signals during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Anthony Stollenmaier, of HHC, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, corrects a malfunction on an M240B machine gun during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Anthony Stollenmaier, of HHC, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, corrects a malfunction on an M240B machine gun during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Sean Mills, of Co. D, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, prepares to decontaminate himself against a chemical attack while dressed in his Mission Oriented Protective Posture suit, during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Sean Mills, of Co. D, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, prepares to decontaminate himself against a chemical attack while dressed in his Mission Oriented Protective Posture suit, during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Zach Maybury, of Co. B, 327th Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, calls up a 9-Line medevac request during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Zach Maybury, of Co. B, 327th Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, calls up a 9-Line medevac request during the warrior tasks and drills portion of the 2009 82nd Airborne Division NCO & Trooper of the year competition May 7. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL