2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year: Day 1 Photos

By Frank BrownAugust 25, 2010

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Johnston, 2009 active component Drill Sergeant of the Year, instructs Sgt. 1st Class Lesley Moore, a competitor from Fort Gordon, and Sgt. 1st Class Alexia Moore, a competitor from Fort Bragg, N.C., during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Michael Johnston, 2009 active component Drill Sergeant of the Year, instructs Sgt. 1st Class Lesley Moore, a competitor from Fort Gordon, and Sgt. 1st Class Alexia Moore, a competitor from Fort Bragg, N.C., during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano (TRADOC)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Houston from Fort Rucker, Ala. counseled a suicidal Soldier during a task at the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition here today at Fort Monroe, Va. AIT  Platoon Sergeants teach Soldiers their Army jobs and help them adjust to Army life as well. Photo by Frank Brown.
2 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Michael Houston from Fort Rucker, Ala. counseled a suicidal Soldier during a task at the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition here today at Fort Monroe, Va. AIT Platoon Sergeants teach Soldiers their Army jobs and help them adjust to Army life as well. Photo by Frank Brown. (Photo Credit: Frank Brown) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Jose Garcia from Fort Jackson, S.C. teaches a young Soldier the four fundamentals and range basics of preliminary marksmanship instruction during the 2010 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition today at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Frank Brown.
3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Jose Garcia from Fort Jackson, S.C. teaches a young Soldier the four fundamentals and range basics of preliminary marksmanship instruction during the 2010 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition today at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Frank Brown. (Photo Credit: Frank Brown) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lamb, a competitor from Fort Eustis, Va., is interviewed during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)
4 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lamb, a competitor from Fort Eustis, Va., is interviewed during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano (TRADOC)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Vericel Grubb, a competitor from B Company, 264th Medical Battalion, inspects soldiers\' uniforms during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Vericel Grubb, a competitor from B Company, 264th Medical Battalion, inspects soldiers\' uniforms during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano (TRADOC)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Derrick Dodds from Redstone Arsenal, Ala. teaches Soldiers how to conduct drill and ceremony marches during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Frank Brown.
6 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Derrick Dodds from Redstone Arsenal, Ala. teaches Soldiers how to conduct drill and ceremony marches during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Frank Brown. (Photo Credit: Frank Brown) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Amanda Kokkonen, a competitor from A Company, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas, is tested on welcoming a new platoon to her school detachment during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)
7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Amanda Kokkonen, a competitor from A Company, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas, is tested on welcoming a new platoon to her school detachment during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano (TRADOC)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Houston, a competitor from Fort Huachuca, Ariz., listens to instruction before performing first aid to a casualty during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)
8 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Michael Houston, a competitor from Fort Huachuca, Ariz., listens to instruction before performing first aid to a casualty during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano (TRADOC)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Jose Garcia, a competitor from C Company, 369th Adjutant Generals Battalion, assembles a Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)
9 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Jose Garcia, a competitor from C Company, 369th Adjutant Generals Battalion, assembles a Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano (TRADOC)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Charles Nelson from Fort Sill, Okla. performs a functions check on an M16 during the second Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition today at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Frank Brown.
10 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Charles Nelson from Fort Sill, Okla. performs a functions check on an M16 during the second Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition today at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Frank Brown. (Photo Credit: Frank Brown) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Johnston, 2009 active component Drill Sergeant of the Year, instructs Sgt. 1st Class Christian Gordon, a competitor from Fort Sill, Okla., and Staff Sgt. Vernon Maybin, a competitor from Fort Lee, Va., during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED)
11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Michael Johnston, 2009 active component Drill Sergeant of the Year, instructs Sgt. 1st Class Christian Gordon, a competitor from Fort Sill, Okla., and Staff Sgt. Vernon Maybin, a competitor from Fort Lee, Va., during the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition on Fort Monroe, Va., August 25. The competitors were tested on soldier-level training and MOS introduction. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano) (RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano (TRADOC)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Vernon Maybin from Fort Lee, Va. and Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lamb from Fort Eustis, Va. complete a written examination, the final task of the first day of the 2010 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition today at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Carroll Kim.
12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Vernon Maybin from Fort Lee, Va. and Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lamb from Fort Eustis, Va. complete a written examination, the final task of the first day of the 2010 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition today at Fort Monroe, Va. Photo by Carroll Kim. (Photo Credit: Ms. Carroll Kim (TRADOC)) VIEW ORIGINAL