A Medaille College student and military policeman has been named the New York Army National Guard's best soldier for 2010.
Specialist William Hoch, 26, was picked as the best junior enlisted soldier in the 10,600-member New York Army National Guard, the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs announced today.
"He is among best and the brightest," New York National Guard Command Sgt. Major Robert Van Pelt said in a statement released today. "Specialist Hoch exemplifies the high standards we expect of our National Guard Soldiers."
He joined the New York Army National Guard in 2008.
Hoch was named best soldier following a competition held Saturday and Sunday at National Guard headquarters in Latham.
Hoch will now represent the New York Army National Guard in a regional best soldier competition.