NCO of year
SSG Albert “A.J.” Normandin of Cranston was named the 2013 Rhode Island NCO of the Year, U.S. Army Guard, by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in a ceremony held at the Quonset “O” Club on May 15. Banneker Industries, a world class supply chain management company with a more than 20-year history of providing logistical support to aerospace and defense industry contractors, was the event’s primary sponsor. Normandin was deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and 2006. Also pictured are Normandin’s wife, Amber, parents Albert and Lisa Normandin of Warwick, and grandparents Roger and Sheila Shippee of Warwick.