2017 NCO & Soldier Award Recipients

2017 NCO of the Year:

SSG Ryan McCarthy
HQ Company, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence

2017  Soldier of the Year :SPC Hazen Ham
25th Infantry Division
2017  Army Recruiters of the Year:

Army Recruiter of the Year                                          

SSG Christopher Geber
Chicago Recruiting Battalion

Reserve Recruiter of Year                                             

SFC Richard Barcus
U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Center, Scramento

National Guard Recruiter of the Year      

SSG Brian Campagna
California Recruiting and Retention Battalion

2017 Army Drill Sergeants of the Year:

Stephen Ailes, Jr. Drill Sergeant of the Year

SSG Chad A. Hickey

Finnis D. McCleery, AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year

SSG Bryan N. Ivery

2017 Retention in Excellence Awards:

Army Career Counselor of the Year

SSG Gwen E. Van Etten

Army Reserve Counselor of the Year

SFC Matthew D. Wienczkowski

2017 Best Ranger Team

CPT Michael Rose & MSG Josh Horsager
75th Ranger Regiment

Bainbridge Medal

SGM Todd B. Hunter
U.S. Army Retired

Larry L. Strickland Educational Leadership Award

The Strickland Award is presented annually to a noncommissioned officer who exemplifies the Army’s vision and mobilizes others in shaping our future leaders while practicing excellent stewardship of the Nation’s most precious resource.

1SG Scott L. Tate
258th Military Police Company, Fort Polk

SFC Theodore J. Kirchmeier
USA MEDDAC-AK, Fort Wainwright

SGM Dawn Kilpatrick Memorial AUSA Scholarship Award

MSG Jeremy W. Bunkley
1st Armored Division