Major General David S. Baldwin – The Adjutant General, California Military Department and Command Sergeant Major William Clark Jr – Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Adjutant General cordially invite you to attend the 2016 California Military Department Soldier and Airmen of the Year Banquet on Saturday, 20 February 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA
The annual “Best Warrior” competition is part of the United States Army’s Best Warrior program. Soldiers compete in two categories: the “Soldier of the Year” for E-4 and below and “Non-commissioned Officer of the Year” for E-5 and up. Winners from California compete in the National Guard regional competition in hopes of representing the entire U.S. National Guard in competition against winner from across the Army.
Airmen are selected based on superior leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievements. The Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon is awarded to enlisted members of the U.S. Air Force The Outstanding Airman of the Year program recognizes enlisted members from a cross section of Air Force Career fields. Nominated personnel compete in one of three categories Airman, Non-commissioned Officer, and Senior Non-commissioned Officer. Nominations are based only on the member’s performance and achievement for the prior calendar year.