FORT EUSTIS, Va. (Aug. 24, 2016) — U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s top instructors were recently recognized for their accomplishments and dedication by Gen. David G. Perkins, TRADOC commanding general, and TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport during the 2015 Instructor of the year ceremony here Aug. 24. More than 60 instructors from centers and schools throughout TRADOC, the Army National Guard and Army Reserve competed. Seven instructors were awarded excellence in the following categories:
- Educator of the Year category, Col. Luis F. Cuellar Loyola, Partner Nation instructor, School of Professional Military Education, Command and General Staff Officer Course , Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, Fort Benning, Georgia
- Officer Instructor of the Year category, Capt. Bethany G. Dumas, instructor, Basic Officer Training Division, Adjutant General School Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C.
- Warrant Officer Instructor of the Year category, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Victor J. Negron, instructor/writer, Leadership and Professional Development Department, Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Alabama
- Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of the Year category, Staff Sgt. Krystopher Blakely, instructor, Intelligence Analyst course, Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, Arizona
- Civilian Instructor of the Year category, Keith Ferguson, instructor/writer, Army Logistics University Fort Lee, Virginia
- National Guard Instructor of the Year category, Staff Sgt. Jerimiah G. Gossett, instructor, Infantry series and development courses, Headquarters Company, 233rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, Camp Robinson, North Little Rock, Arkansas
- Army Reserve Instructor of the Year category, Sgt. 1st Class Jadrian A. Whitfield, instructor, Basic Human Intelligence, 6-95th Military Intelligence Battalion, Camp Bullis, Texas, representing 80th Training Command, North Chesterfield, Virginia
Each awardee was recognized for exceptional performance in technical knowledge, communication skills and classroom management techniques. Awardees were presented an engraved plaque, TRADOC CG four-star note and coin and a certificate of achievement. Founded in 1988, TRADOC’s Instructor of the Year recognition ceremony was created to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of instructors, celebrating the accomplishments of the “best and brightest” instructors that TRADOC and the Army has to offer.