Military and civilian instructors of the year recognized during an awards ceremony

Maneuver Support Center of Excellence leaders recognized the center’s fiscal year 2022 military and civilian instructors of the year during an awards ceremony Wednesday in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. Brig. Gen. Sarah Albrycht, U.S. Army Military Police School commandant, presented the awards alongside MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge Arzabala. Albrycht thanked the command teams, family, and friends in attendance for helping in “recognizing these outstanding individuals.” Albrycht noted Fort Leonard Wood trains an average of about 76,000 service members and civilians each year, through more than 200 courses across multiple disciplines, “to instill values, skills, character, and confidence.” The awards were divided into four categories — officer, warrant officer, NCO, and civilian — with 13 total winners this year. In the officer category, the winners included Capt. Christopher Heyward, with the USAMPS; Capt. Aleksandrs Schuler, with the U.S. Army Engineer School; and Capt. Ashley Sperry, with the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School. Heyward and Sperry were unable to attend the ceremony. In the warrant officer category, the winners included Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jesse Zbinden-Brassard, with the USAMPS, who also won U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Instructor of the Year; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Montgomery, with the USAES. In the NCO category, the winners included Sgt. 1st Class Tucker Powers, with the MSCoE NCO Academy; Staff Sgt. Cory Gent, with the USAES; Marine Staff Sgt. Willy Rodriguez, with the Marine Corps Detachment’s Engineer Equipment Instruction Company; Staff Sgt. Danielle Rucker, with the USACBRNS; and Staff Sgt. Angela Rutherford, with the USAMPS. Gent was unable to attend the ceremony. In the civilian category, the winners included Mark Bruce, with the USAES; Scott Henshaw, with the USAMPS; and Richard Vengels, with the USACBRNS.