Airborne School Instructors Compete for the 2018 Black Hat of the Year Competition

FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 29, 2018) –Soldiers compete on Jan. 16, 2018, for the title of 2018 Black Hat of the Year at Fort Benning, Georgia. Pfc. Jeffrey W. Bryant, E Company, 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, earned the title of Rigger of the Year; Staff Sgt. Gustavo Quintero, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-507th PIR, earned Black Hat of the Year. The term “black hat” refers both to the Airborne School instructors and the baseball cap they wear. (U.S. Army photo by Suhyoon Wood, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)

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