8th TSC announces Soldier, NCO of the Year; Army-Pacific next level

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Story and Photos by
Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Winners discuss winning strategies and dedication

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers filled the Sgt. Smith Theater, here, Tuesday, in anticipation of the announcement of this year’s 8th TSC Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th TSC, took this opportunity to show his admiration to the competing Soldiers.

“What they have done is not easy because these guys have day jobs that they have to execute every day,” Terry said. “Then, after work, they have to study hard, become proficient in every task, and go the extra mile.

“When I was their age, I don’t think I could have done that, so my hat is off to you Soldiers,” Terry added.

Thomas8th TSC SOY winner, Spc. Kyle Thomas, 70th Engineer Company, knew exactly what Terry meant about the hard work it takes to win.

“I have been preparing for the Soldier of the Year board ever since my first company board back in December 2009,” Thomas said. “It’s been a continuous process. I advanced to every board, so I just continued to prepare.”

Glover8th TSC NCOY winner, Staff Sgt. Justin Glover, 39th Military Police Detachment, hopes that his attitude throughout the competition will help him at the next level.

“It was really tough some days,” Glover said. “At the urban orienteering course, at night, toward the end, I was beat, since we had a full day of events. We had a physical training test and land navigation and other tasks, but I made it through because I have a ‘never-quit’ attitude.”

Glover and Thomas will compete in the U.S. Army-Pacific competition, later this year.

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