81.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, June 22, 2024
HomeNewsArchivesVING 2012 Winners of Military Competition Announced

VING 2012 Winners of Military Competition Announced

The V.I. National Guard announced Monday that Sgt. Angel Carrion and Spc. Kareem Petersen won the 2012 military competitions held Jan. 21 and 22 on St. Croix. Carrion was named the “NCO of the Year” and Petersen was named as the “Soldier of the Year” after competing in a series of physical and mental tests.

The competition consisted of a physical fitness test, a six-mile ruck march, land navigation, and map reading. Competing guardsmen were also tested in proficiency of Army warrior tasks such as first aid, visual signaling and M-16 rifle function checks.

A panel of command sergeants major quizzed the guardsmen on Army knowledge, military leadership, counseling, the NCO Creed, and military justice.

Carrion and Petersen will represent the V.I. National Guard at the regional competition in Mississippi in April. Both soldiers are currently serving in the Joint Forces Headquarters unit on St. Croix.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.