The Maryland Army National Guard conducted Warrior Challenge, Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition, on March 28, 2010, at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation. Qualified privates through specialists compete for Soldier of the year while corporals through sergeant’s first class compete for NCO of the year. The competition consisted of an Army physical fitness test, rifle qualifications, land navigation, a 7-mile road march, a military board appearance, and warrior skills task: first aid, employing a hand grenade, communications, and surviving in a chemical biological radiological nuclear or high yield explosives environment. The winners will represent the Maryland Army National Guard at the Region II competition held at Camp Dawson, W. Va. on May 13-16, 2010.
Audio comments (in order):
1. Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Wright, Maryland Army National Guard command sergeant major.
2. Sgt. John Gannett, 290th Military Police Company – NCO of the Year
3. Spc. Matthew Ryan, 291st Army Liaison Team – Soldier of the Year