FORT BENNING, GA – The Fort Benning Black Hat of the Year will be recognized at an awards ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. at the Airborne Walk.
The 2011 Black Hat of the Year is Staff Sgt. Victor M. Medina. Medina, a native of Austin, Texas, is assigned to B Co., 1st Bn., 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment as a Basic Airborne Instructor.
Candidates must have completed the six-week Black Hat Certification Course and have served as a Black Hat for a minimum of six months.
The actual competition is a monthlong evaluation which focuses on all aspects of airborne training. The evaluation includes a written exam, Army Physical Fitness Test and their performance demonstrating Airborne and Jumpmaster procedures.
Source: Fort Benning Office of Public Affairs