FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 2010 Army Medical Department Center and School Best Warrior Competition winner, Sgt. 1st Class Hector Santiago-Perez, represented the Noncommissioned Officer Academy for the third year. Santiago-Perez is an instructor with the Senior Leaders Course.

"I am very proud that he kept the tradition going for the NCOA. This is also the second winner representing the SLC," said his supervisor 1st Sgt. Carlisie Jones.

Jones said Santiago is a very determined, very intelligent individual. He is always prepared, not just for the competition, but prepared everyday as if he is competing.

Sgt. Maj. Henry Rockward, senior leader advisor for the competition, said, "The competition was based on the 2010 Medical Command Best Warrior Competition scheduled March 2010 in Hawaii.

Santiago-Perez will be representing the AMEDDC&S at this competition.

The competition, from Nov. 16 to 18, included a 50 question exam, written essay, physical fitness test, day and night urban orienteering, weapons qualification, short range marksmanship, warrior tasks and battle drills, combatives, a mystery event and an oral board consisting of senior leaders with questions on various military subjects.