Audio: US Army Drill Sergeant of theYear 2010
Audio by Rick Haverinen
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Brady was one of eight contenders for the title of Drill Sergeant of the Year for 2010 in a competion held June 14-18 at Fort Monroe and Fort Eustis, Va. Of the eight candidates, five competed in the Active Duty Component, and three were Army Reserve Component members. Separate titles were awarded in each component. Brady did not win the title, but he shares his thoughts about the competion, his career, and why he chose to enlist in the U.S. Army, in this story originally prepared for NPR radio station WVXU in Cincinnati. Brady and Active Duty Drill Sergeant of the Year title winner for 2010, Staff Sgt. Timothy Sarvis, of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., are from the Cincinnati area. The Reserve Component Drill Sergeant of the Year for 2010 is Staff Sgt. Melissa Solomon of 108th Training Division.