Defense Distinguished Service Medal Is Awarded To: 1st Battalion Sergeant Juvenis Cobel For exceptional meritorious leadership within the 7th Cavalry Regiment in 2019, and being selected non-commissioned officer of the year. Sergeant Juvenis Cobel distinguished himself as a NCO by consistently exceeding the standards of his billet. His meritorious service and leadership to his unit are an embodiment of the NCO creed and have strengthened the morale, bond, and effectiveness of those around him. His leadership, integrity, and devotion set the standard for all non-commissioned officers and brings great credit to himself, 1st Battalion, and the 7th Cavalry Regiment. 2nd Battalion Sergeant Cody Shaw For exceptionally meritorious service over the course of the year, Sergeant Kody Shaw distinguished himself in his duties as an excellent example of leadership within the company. His steadfast devotion to duty, outstanding willingness to step outside of what’s expected and perform far beyond, have garnered him a reputation beheld by few. Through his examples as a section leader, to his additional duties under the ROO Umbrella, he has far exceeded expectations and set the bar high for his peers and subordinates. This relentless devotion brings great credit upon himself, Echo Company, and the 7th Cavalry Division as a whole. Congratulations!