Directed & Produced by: Rebecca Murga
A feature piece and dedication to the New York City police, fire department, and emergency services from the 2013 NCO of the Year produced as part of the Army Reserve Life channel.
"On a trip to New York City, I met a soldier named Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Manella, the Army NCO of the Year. The more I learned about Manella, the more I liked him. He was the underdog of the NCO of the Year competition, after recovering from traumatic brain injury. He was in Afghanistan when his convoy hit an improvised explosive device. During his recovery, he began studying Army manuals to help with his therapy. Meeting him was an honor, but knowing him is humbling." - Rebecca Murga