August 3, 2009
A training NCO from the ROTC program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and a military police sergeant from Fort Lee, Va., were named the 2009 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, respectively, during a special ceremony here Thursday.
Sgt. 1st Class Corey King, representing U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC), and Sgt. Lauren Aldaco, representing the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), outscored four other candidates during a four-day competition that measured overall fitness, oral and written communication skills, marksmanship, and knowledge of warrior tasks, battle drills and general military subjects.
The event concluded with an awards luncheon that was attended by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, TRADOC Commanding General, and Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Bruner, TRADOC CSM, among other prominent guests.