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[email protected] to host #USArmy’s 2017 drill sergeant competition this week. https://t.co/UBSbAltz0o

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Since 1969, Fort Leonard Wood has claimed the Army's Drill Sergeant of the Year title 15 times, and on occasion three and five years consecutively. Last year, the post also claimed the Army's Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year title. This year it will serve as the installation of choice to host the 2017 Army competition for both the Drill Sergeant of the Year and Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg, Center for Initial Military Training command sergeant major at Fort Eustis, Virginia, said Fort Leonard Wood is the perfect place for a competition of this magnitude. "The training facilities are some of the best in the Army. It was really a no-brainer to hold the competition there this year," Gragg said. "From the ranges to the training lanes, and the cadre to support them, ...

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