Spc. Stephen Shelton receives the Runner-Up for Soldier of the Year trophy from Kentucky National Guard State Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Withers during a ceremony at the conclusion of the 2023 Kentucky Best Warrior Competition at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Kentucky, November 5, 2023. Sgt. Robert Buck and Spc. Jackie Zheng received NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Cody Stagner)