Columbia, S.C. – The Adjutant General for South Carolina, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr, announces U.S. Army Spc. Raymond Felton of Greenwood, South Carolina as the 2018 Soldier of the Year.
This announcement comes after Soldiers from each major command in the South Carolina National Guard competed in the annual Best Warrior competition. The five day event consisted of a variety of mental and physical tests, aimed at pushing Soldiers to their limits. Among these were written exams and board interviews, the Army Physical Fitness Test, a ruck march, M9 pistol and M4 rifle qualifications, a stress shoot, day and night land navigation courses and Army Warrior Tasks.
Felton serves as a military police Soldier in the 133rd Military Police Company in Timmonsville, South Carolina. He is a 2001 graduate of Greenwood High School in Greenwood, South Carolina and 2005 graduate of Coastal Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree.
Felton will advance to represent the South Carolina National Guard in the Region III Best Warrior competition. Region III is made up of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Virgin Islands and Kentucky.