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Home Sgt. Jose L. Orozco (left), and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert were named Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony, June 3, at Fort Campbell, KY, and their pictures hang in the atrium of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters building. (Sgt. David Hodge, 101st Airborne Division) Sgt. Jose L. Orozco (left), and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert were named Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony, June 3, at Fort Campbell, KY, and their pictures hang in the atrium of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters building. (Sgt. David Hodge, 101st Airborne Division)

Sgt. Jose L. Orozco (left), and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert were named Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony, June 3, at Fort Campbell, KY, and their pictures hang in the atrium of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters building. (Sgt. David Hodge, 101st Airborne Division)

Sgt. Jose L. Orozco (left), and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert were named Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony, June 3, at Fort Campbell, KY, and their pictures hang in the atrium of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters building. (Sgt. David Hodge, 101st Airborne Division)

Sgt. Jose L. Orozco (left), and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert were named Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony, June 3, at Fort Campbell, Ky., and their pictures hang in the atrium of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters building. Both Soldiers received an Army Commendation Medal along with gifts from the 101st and other organizations. Orozco and Gragert competed against the division’s top Soldiers during a 34-hour-long event which included events such as weapons qualification, day and night land navigation, combatives, oral board and an Army physical fitness test. Orozco, a Houstonian, serves as a technical instructor with Company B., 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st. Gragert, a native of San Jose, Calif., serves as an infantryman with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Hodge, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Jose L. Orozco is awarded with an Army Commendation Medal for winning the division’s Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year competition, June 3rd, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Orozco was pinned during the ceremony by Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, senior acting commander of the 101st and Fort Campbell, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark F. Herndon (left), rear detachment command sergeant major. Orozco, a Houstonian, serves with Company B., 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th CAB, 101st. (Sgt. David Hodge, 101st Airborne Division)