Staff Sgt. John Heslin, Fort Benning’s Drill Sergeant of the Year, conducts a uniform inspection Monday night. Heslin is one of six competitors vying to become the Army’s Drill Sergeant of the Year. (photos by J. Lee / Army Times)
A Navy brat who spent eight years in the Marines (two years aboard the carrier Independence). Worked in journalism in Eastern North Carolina through the latter part of the 90s, then became editor of Air Force Times in 2000. Stayed there five years, then took a break to finish some school. Now back in the game with Navy Times.