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Watson tabbed as 194th Drill Sergeant of the Year

Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence E. Andrews, 194th Armored Brigade, far left, and Col. John M. Cushing, 194th Armored Brigade, far right, stand alongside the 194th Armored Brigade Soldier of the year Spc. Jeffrey Parry, 1st Batallion, 46th Infantry Regiment, left, the 194th Armored Brigade NCO of the year Sgt. 1st class Maximo Nunez, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, middle, and the drill sergeant of the year Staff Sgt. Dennis Watson, 5th Squadron, 15th Calvary Regiment. (Photo by: Markeith Horace, MCoE photographer)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / FORT BENNING, Ga., (Oct. 12, 2016) — Staff Sgt. Dennis Watson, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, was selected as the 194th Armored Brigade Drill Sergeant of the Year Oct. 6 for his exemplary knowledge and performance. Twelve Soldiers competed over three days during the Brigade’s annual Best Warrior Competition. In addition, Spc. Jeffrey

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Noncommissioned Officer Academy tour showcases training excellence

The Noncommissioned Officers Academy tour attendees observe a terrain board demonstration Aug. 3 as part of the Army Central Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Symposium. (Photos by Lindsay Marchello)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / Attendees of the Army Central Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Symposium spent the morning of Aug. 3 touring the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, which included the Basic Leaders Course and Armor Advanced Leaders Course. Representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan observed a terrain board demonstration,

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Machine gun training helps develop future squad leaders

Roberto Calderon, a new recruit in the Infantry Advanced Leaders Course, disassembles and reassembles an M240 at a training on Wagner Range Aug 3. (Photos by Gerald Williams)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / To help them become better leaders, Soldiers in the Advanced Leaders Course learned to disassemble, reassemble and fire the M240 machine gun Aug. 3 at Wagner Range. Groups of Soldiers cycled through the stations on the range with the objective of successfully mastering the M240. Soldiers were on week three of the five-week

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Noncommissioned Officer Symposium spotlights sustained performance

Representatives from a variety of countries attended a briefing on advanced individual training and drill sergeants as part of the ARCENT Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Symposium Aug. 1 in Mcginnis-Wickam hall. (Photos by Lindsay Marchello)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber “When the Army looks at promoting their best personnel, they’re looking for those personnel who were drill sergeants, recruiters, Ranger instructors and personnel that have gone above and beyond to do a position that is more demanding,” said Sgt. Maj. Chris Smith, operations sergeant major, 198th Infantry Brigade. The Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Symposium

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