Staff Sgt. to be awarded Black Hat of the Year

Press Release

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