Staff Sgt. Roger C. Barney, Richfield, is Utah's outstanding non-commissioned National Guardsman and will represent the state in 6th Army competition.

Barney received the "Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award" for Utah after competing at battalion and corps levels. He is a member of Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Field Artillery in Richfield.

The award recipient, a 16-year veteran of the Utah Army National Guard, is chief of the fire direction section, where he has implemented technical changes.