Provided by Congressman Eric Swalwell’s office
U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today honored Sergeant 1st Class Jason Manella of Hayward on the House Floor for winning the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition. The Army’s Best Warrior Competition is a three-day event that tests a soldier’s physical and mental toughness. Sergeant Manella is the first ever reservist to win this prestigious Army-wide title.
“Congratulations to Sgt. Jason Manella on this impressive achievement. He represents the best and brightest among us, and overcame serious setbacks to win this grueling competition. Sgt. Manella’s service and success can be an inspiration to all us, and I am honored to represent him in the U.S. Congress,” said Rep. Swalwell.
Watch the video above to hear Rep. Swalwell’s speech.