McCoy will host a special Year of The NCO Event from noon-1 p.m.
Friday, May 8 in the auditorium of building 60, the 88th Regional
Support Command facility.
event will recognize the leadership, professionalism, commitment,
courage and dedication of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps, according
to the Garrison Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. M. Kevin
guest speaker for the event is Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Nein of the
Kentucky Army National Guard. Nein, a member of the 617th Military
Police Company, received the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor for
actions involving direct combat when his convoy came under heavy fire
near Salam Pak south of Baghdad.
conducted his mobilization training at Fort McCoy along with other
members of the 617th before being deployed to support Operation Iraqi
Nein was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his actions as a squad
leader with the 617th during a March 20, 2005 ambush. However, the
award was upgraded.
Distinguished Service Cross is second only to the Medal of Honor among
awards for valor in battle. Nein will tell his personal story to the
Fort McCoy community and also will entertain questions following his
in the Fort McCoy community, including military and civilian
personnel, is encouraged to attend and support this special event that
recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of the NCO Corps and
a true American hero.
special events will be held throughout the year at Fort McCoy to
recognize and honor the accomplishments of NCOs, Dubois said.
more information about the May 8 event, call Staff Sgt. Alexander
Crocker of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison,
Fort McCoy at 608-388-9512.
information about The Year of the NCO can be found by visiting the Web