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News | July 30, 2021

USAREC recognizes top NCOs, units, Best Warriors during Fort Knox ceremony

By USAREC Public Affairs

Top individuals and units received recognition from U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s senior leaders during a ceremony here July 29. 

During this week’s Commanders Conference with the brigade command teams, Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen and Command Sgt. Maj. John Foley highlighted the USAREC Best Warriors, the top recruiting noncommissioned officers for 3rd quarter, and the top units for the first half of fiscal 2021 (October 2020-March 2021).

Because of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the command team decided earlier this year to reset all unit missions as of Phase Line April. Unit awards for the second half of fiscal 2021 will be given in October during the Annual Leaders Training Conference.

 “You all have been instrumental in keeping us ahead, keeping us where we need to ensure our Army remains ready,” Vereen told the crowd at the ceremony. “The Army truly relies on every single one of our recruiting noncommissioned officers to get after our mission. Every single one of you all and your peers are extremely vital to the success of the Army.”

Congratulations to the following individuals and units recognized: 

Top Virtual Recruiting Station

Tampa Battalion Virtual Recruiting Station


Special Operations Company of Excellence

Delta Recruiting Company


Top Medical Recruiting Battalion

6th Medical Recruiting Battalion


1st Brigade Top Battalion

New York City Recruiting Battalion


2nd Brigade Top Battalion

Miami Recruiting Battalion


3rd Brigade Top Battalion

Nashville Recruiting Battalion


5th Brigade Top Battalion

Dallas Recruiting Battalion


6th Brigade Top Battalion

Central California Recruiting Battalion


USAREC Top Recruiting Brigade

2nd Recruiting Brigade


Top Recruiting NCOs for 3rd quarter of FY21

1st Brigade – Staff Sgt. Steven Fadugba

2nd Brigade – Sgt. 1st Class Corey Tarr

3rd Brigade – Staff Sgt. Victor Caraballo-Soto

5th Brigade – Staff Sgt. Rafael Rivero

6th Brigade – Staff Sgt. Donggi Kim

Medical Recruiting Brigade – Sgt. 1st Class Anuar Kiuhanuribe


USAREC 2021 Best Warriors

1st place – Staff Sgt. Zachary Olszewski, 1st Brigade

Runner up – Sgt. 1st Class Justin Loyd, 2nd Brigade


Loyd represented USAREC at the Training and Doctrine Command Best Warrior Competition last week and placed third.



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