Collins, Elizabeth M.
June 2009
Soldiers;Jun2009, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p4
The article reports on Noyce Merino's winning the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year Award, and the Army's Best Warrior Competition. In 2002, he was already a private in the 82nd Airborne Division, and won the Soldier of the Quarter in the battalion and brigade levels. Returning from a stint in Afghanistan, he won further awards from his unit, then Montana and the Northwest region, finally winning at the National Guard Level. He travels around the country, representing the Army, the National Guard, and all NCOs, believing one cannot train enough.


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