A Fort Leonard Wood Drill Sergeant Is getting high honors in the military this year.

Officials say Staff Sergeant Erik Rostamo with the Fort’s 14th Military Police Brigade is taking home the 2020 US Army Drill Sergeant of the year award.

Rostamo competed against 10 other drill sergeants from across the nation to earn the award, by completing a 12-mile foot march, the army’s combat fitness test, a 200-question exam and other additional tests.

Rostamo calls the award a “true honor.”