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Best Warrior titles go to Military Police, Civil Affairs soldiers

Nov. 25, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
The Army's 2013 Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year is Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella, left, Soldier of the Year is Spc. Adam Christensen.
The Army's 2013 Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year is Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella, left, Soldier of the Year is Spc. Adam Christensen. (Army)
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A military policeman and a Reserve civil affairs noncomissioned officer took the top titles at the Army’s Best Warrior competition, Friday.

Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Manella, who represented the Reserve Command, is the NCO of the Year and Spc. Adam Christensen, who represented U.S. Army Pacific Command, is the Soldier of the Year.

Manella, with Company B, 445th Civil Affairs Battalion, has three deployments under his belt. Christensen, with the 472nd Military Police Company, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, has been in the Army for two years, according to Army officials.

The Army’s Best Warrior competition, which was postponed after the government shutdown, took place at Fort Lee, Va., from Nov. 19-22.

The competition pits a soldier and NCO each from 12 commands across the Army for the title of Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year.

The 24 soldiers were tested on various soldier skills such as Army knowledge, physical fitness, and proficiency with their weapon. They also went through a selection board headed by Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler.

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