Best Warrior Competition- Day One, NCO Boards

By T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public AffairsOctober 1, 2007

Last year's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Sgt. lst Class Jason Alexander, talks with U.S. Medical Command sponsor, 1st Sgt. Todd Squires, and his contestant, Staff Sgt. Russell Burnham, before Burnham's board appearance Oct. 1, 2007.
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Last year's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Sgt. lst Class Jason Alexander, talks with U.S. Medical Command sponsor, 1st Sgt. Todd Squires, and his contestant, Staff Sgt. Russell Burnham, before Burnham's board appearance Oct. 1, 2007. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sponsor Sgt. lst Class Akida Maxwell looks over the uniform of contestant, Staff Sgt. Jorge Toro, as he salutes in prepartation for his Noncommissioned Officer of the Year board appearance Oct. 1, 2007.
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sponsor Sgt. lst Class Akida Maxwell looks over the uniform of contestant, Staff Sgt. Jorge Toro, as he salutes in prepartation for his Noncommissioned Officer of the Year board appearance Oct. 1, 2007. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Travis Snook looks over his uniform prior to his board appearance at the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007.
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Travis Snook looks over his uniform prior to his board appearance at the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Contestant, Staff Sgt. Travis Snook, gets last-minute tips from sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Garrett, just before Snook's board appearance at  the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007.
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Contestant, Staff Sgt. Travis Snook, gets last-minute tips from sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Garrett, just before Snook's board appearance at the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sponsor 1st Sgt. Chris Simmons listens in as contestant, Staff Sgt. Blake Simms, takes his turn with a panel of sergeants major during the first day of the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007.
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sponsor 1st Sgt. Chris Simmons listens in as contestant, Staff Sgt. Blake Simms, takes his turn with a panel of sergeants major during the first day of the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Patrick Mann prepares to enter a room full of command sergeants major during the board appearance event of the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007.
6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Patrick Mann prepares to enter a room full of command sergeants major during the board appearance event of the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert collects his thoughts just before his Noncommissioned Officer of the Year board appearance, Oct. 1, 2007, while sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Sydnor, looks on.
7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert collects his thoughts just before his Noncommissioned Officer of the Year board appearance, Oct. 1, 2007, while sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Sydnor, looks on. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sponsor 1st Sgt. Chris Simmons and contestant, Staff Sgt. Blake Simms, pose prior to the board appearance event of the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007.
8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sponsor 1st Sgt. Chris Simmons and contestant, Staff Sgt. Blake Simms, pose prior to the board appearance event of the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Oct. 1, 2007. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sponsor Sgt. lst Class Jason Harris goes over last-minute notes with contestant, Staff Sgt. David Corona, just before his Noncommissioned Officer of the Year board appearance on the first day of the Best Warrior Competition Oct. 1, 2007.
9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sponsor Sgt. lst Class Jason Harris goes over last-minute notes with contestant, Staff Sgt. David Corona, just before his Noncommissioned Officer of the Year board appearance on the first day of the Best Warrior Competition Oct. 1, 2007. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL