FORT KNOX, Ky –
U.S. Army Recruiting Command leaders announced the winners of this year’s Annual Awards Board, held at Fort Knox Sept. 12-16.
Four noncommissioned officers were selected as the 2022 USAREC NCOs of the Year after competing against the top NCOs from each recruiting brigade.
Congratulations to the 2022 winners:
• Regular Army Recruiting NCO of the Year -
Winner: Staff Sgt. Noel Daker, U.S. Army 3rd Recruiting Brigade
Runner up: Sgt. 1st Class Sotith Sims, U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Brigade
• Army Reserve Recruiting NCO of the Year -
Winner: Sgt. 1st Class Giovanna Avila, U.S. Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade
Runner up: Staff Sgt. Ahmed Al Rawi, U.S. Army 6th Recruiting Brigade
• Station Commander of the Year -
Winner: Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Pilcher, U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Brigade
Runner up: Sgt. 1st Class Salvatore Anania, U.S. Army 6th Recruiting Brigade
• First Sergeant of the Year -
Winner: 1st Sgt. Clifford Hammond, U.S. Army 1st Recruiting Brigade
Runner up: 1st Sgt. Jermaine Maddox, U.S. Army 5th Recruiting Brigade
“In our command we have upward of about 10,000 recruiting NCOs and officers that do production recruiting,” Foley said. “Here this week, 15 from that 10,000 showed up to compete. The top 0.0016% of the command is here representing the best of the best.”
As a part of the evaluation, each competitor completed a physical assessment test and appeared before a board comprised of the command’s headquarters and brigade command sergeants major. During the board, the NCOs' uniforms were inspected, they demonstrated proficiency in facing movements and answered a series of questions to test their knowledge of the Army and the command.
The winners will be recognized during the Commander’s Forum in November and will be honored at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., in October.