Soldier Spotlight

Congratualtions to Staff Sgt. David Vogt who was named the 2010 Marine of the Year. 

 

Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Zackary Filip who has been named the Military Times Soldier of the Year. 

Staff Sgt. Zackary Filip Military Times Soldier of the Year
Photo credit Spc. Justin Naylor, 2nd BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div.

2nd BCT Soldier named Army Times Soldier of the Year | Army.mil

The award came as a surprise to Filip, who received it earlier this month. 

“I found out and I was so surprised,” he said. “Everyone in my chain-of-command was in on it.” 

Filip’s unit got a phone call from the Army Times editor-and-chief asking to set up a phone conference with the brigade’s leadership so he could announce the news that Filip had been chosen. Filip, however, was not made aware of the news until he walked into the conference and heard from the Army Times firsthand. 

After receiving the news, Filip and his wife traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a ceremony with the Sailor, Airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman of the year. 

Following the ceremony, the Filips were invited to visit the Pentagon by the Army of Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., where they received a tour of the building and both the Chief of Staff and Sergeant Major of the Army’s offices. 

“We had a blast,” he said. “Being named the Army Times Soldier of the Year was just amazing.” 
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