By Kyle Jillson | January 10 2011 08:45

SGT Sherri Gallagher, winner of the 2010 NRA High Power Rifle Championship at Camp Perry, was recently named the U.S. Army's Soldier of the Year. The first female to win the award, the Soldier of the Year competition is an intense twelve month event evaluating simulated battle operations, urban orienteering, first aid, marksmanship, and other basic soldiering skills. The competition concludes with the top 24 soldiers vying for the title in Washington, D.C.

Last week, Sherri appeared on the Fox News show Fox and Friends to discuss her accomplishment as well as her history in the competitive shooting world. A shooter since she could hold a gun, Sherri's older sister, mother and step-father are all national champion shooters. Now a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Sherri is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan where she will put her skills to use training the Afghanistan National Army in marksmanship.

Video courtesy of Fox News Insider.

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