|Sgt. Jonathan R. Silbaugh and Spc. Justin H. Spaulding,
of the 2nd, 411th Logistical Support Battalion, were announced as the
181st Infantry Brigade Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier of the
Year (SOY) winners for 2010 by Command Sgt. Maj. Mark W. Confer. The
181st Infantry Brigade held its NCO and SOY Competitions in April at
Personnel from left to right:
Sgt. Jonathan R. Silbaugh, Spc. Justin H. Spaulding and Col.
Michael Todd, 181st commander.
Photo by Master Sgt. Jerome M.
These competitions give special recognition to First Army Soldiers
who demonstrate outstanding military performance, leadership and
achievement in their daily duties.
Soldiers compete in numerous events designed to test their physical and
The competitions encompass events such as land navigation, weapons
qualification, warrior training tasks, individual essay, an interview
with the battalion sergeant major and the Army physical fitness test.
“We have a lot of great Soldiers in this brigade, and the NCO/SOY
competitions are volunteer activities in conjunction with our daily
brigade tasking and training requirements,” Confer said.
Silbaugh expressed excitement to compete in the competition, but echoed
Confer’s remarks, by saying, “The competition is hard and requires a
balance with my job.”
(Story and photos submitted by 181st Infantry Brigade Public Affairs