The Brumfield Mass Communications Competition (BMCC) recognizes U.S. Army Reserve public affairs units and command public affairs Soldiers and DA Civilians for outstanding achievement in furthering the objectives of the Department of Defense Public Affairs Program.

The BMCC is unique to the U.S. Army Reserve. Those entries finishing first place or receiving honorable mention are truly the “Best in Army Reserve.” Brumfield entries feed into the Department of the Army’s MG Keith L. Ware Communications Awards. KLW winners will represent the Army in the DOD Defense Media Awards.

 

2019 BRUMFIELD TOP HONORS
Army Reserve Military Photographer of the Year
Winner:  SSG Benjamin Applebaum
982nd Signal Company (COMCAM)

www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/231585

Honorable Mention:  SSG Alex Manne
982nd Signal Company (COMCAM)
www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/231621

Army Reserve Public Affairs Award of Distinction
Cheryl Phillips and Christopher Hanson
88th Readiness Division

2019 Brumfield Category Winners


Category BC1: Multimedia Product
Winner: SGT Thomas Mort - 358 Public Affairs Detachment

www.dvidshub.net/video/672798/2-34-enhances-interoperability-with-allies-and-partners-during-allied-spirit
Honorable Mention:  CPT David Gasperson - 335th Signal Command (Theater)
www.dvidshub.net/video/692380/watchful-country-159-years-army-signal-corps

Category BC2: Freeform Production Video
Winner: SGT Kris Wright - 358th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/video/706048/combined-resolve-xii-endex
Honorable Mention: MAJ Brandon Mace - 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
www.dvidshub.net/video/658020/4th-esc-ytb-pao-psa

Category BC4: B-Roll Package
Honorable MentionSFC Thomas Cornaby - 358th Public Affairs Detachment

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/702015/3-66-live-fire

Category BC5: Video Story
Winner: SGT David Cook, CPT David Gasperson and SSG Leron Richards - 335th Signal Command (Theater)

www.dvidshub.net/video/723586/balancing-all-1st-lt-sara-crum
Honorable Mention: SGT Jeremiah Woods - 358th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/video/705237/combined-resolve-xii-aviation-support 

Category BC6: Video Series
Winner: SFC Alexandra Hays and SGT Heather Doppke - 79th Theater Sustainment Command

www.dvidshub.net/video/663575/army-reserve-1sg-gregory-sovick
www.dvidshub.net/video/728875/army-reserve-staff-sgt-abel-sotobanda
Honorable Mention: MAJ Brandon Mace - 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
www.dvidshub.net/video/704545/us-army-reserve-citizen-soldier-spotlight-sgt-1st-class-adrian-trujillo
www.dvidshub.net/video/662456/us-army-reserve-citizen-soldier-spotlight-spc-nora-orellana

Category BC7: Social Media Video
Winner: SGT David Cook - 335th Signal Command (Theater)

www.facebook.com/USAREC/videos/1189791477837959/
Honorable Mention: SFC Joy Dulen - 7th Mission Support Command
www.dvidshub.net/video/709169/773rd-suits-up-warrior-response

Category BC8: Newscast
Winner: SGT David Cook, CPT David Gasperson and SSG Leron Richards - 335th Signal Command (Theater)

www.dvidshub.net/video/666644/lightning-report-1st-edition


Category PR1: News Feature 
Winner: SGT Christopher Osburn - 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/news/322995/observe-coach-train
Honorable Mention: SPC Khylee Woodford - 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/news/322111/mechanics-spark-multinational-connections

Category PR2: Human Interest Feature
Winner: SGT Zachary Mott - 368th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/news/325289/identical-twins-share-deployment-together
Honorable Mention: SFC Emily Anderson - 94th Training Division - Force Sustainment
www.dvidshub.net/news/319208/suicide-prevention-can-happen-anywhere

Category PR3: Personality Feature

Winner: Cynthia McIntyre - Fort Hunter Liggett Public Affairs

www.dvidshub.net/news/343215/biggest-mistake-his-life-now-biggest-mission
Honorable Mention: CPT David Gasperson - 335th Signal Command (Theater)

www.dvidshub.net/news/334389/balancing-all-signal-soldier-sets-goals-and-succeeds

 

Category PR4: Photojournalism

Winner: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command

www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/232491

Honorable Mention: Cynthia McIntyre - Fort Hunter Liggett Public Affairs

www.dvidshub.net/news/317646/berkeley-rotc-trains-camp-parks



Category GA1: Digital Art
Winner: 
SGT Thomas Mort - 358th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/47192

Category GA3: Animation/Video Graphic
Winner: SSG Leron Richards - 335th Signal Command (Theater)

www.dvidshub.net/video/731825/promotion-procedures-army-reserve-officer-following-board-selection-troop-program-unit
Honorable Mention: MAJ Brandon Mace - 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
www.dvidshub.net/video/729620/4th-esc-2019-video-mosaic-intro


Category PH1: Operational Photo Series 
Winner: SSG Heather Doppke - 79 Theater Sustainment Command
www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/233222
Honorable Mention: SGT Thomas Mort - 358 Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/232980

Category PH2: Training Photo Series 
Winner: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command
www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/232486
Honorable Mention: SGT James Larimer - 220th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/233140

Category PH3: News Photo
Winner: SSG Benjamin Applebaum - 982nd Signal Company (COMCAM)
www.dvidshub.net/image/6001494/cstx-78-19-02
Honorable Mention: SSG Alex Manne - 982nd Signal Company (COMCAM)
www.dvidshub.net/image/6001251/fire-mission

Category PH4: Feature Photo

Winner: SGT James Larimer - 220th Public Affairs Detachment

www.dvidshub.net/image/5027049/65th-fab-and-kuwait-land-forces-train-rocket-systems

Honorable Mention: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command

www.dvidshub.net/image/5211061/gas-gas-gas


Category PH5: Portrait

Winner: SSG Heather Doppke - 79 Theater Sustainment Command

www.dvidshub.net/image/5155138/faces-cold-steel

Honorable Mention: SSG Alex Manne - 982nd Signal Company (COMCAM)

www.dvidshub.net/image/5997973/us-soldier-portrait


Category PH6: Picture Story

Winner: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command

www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/232261

Honorable Mention: SGT James Larimer - 220th Public Affairs Detachment

www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/233151

Brumfield imageLTC Wetzel Brumfield
Wetzel "Scoop" Brumfield was a leader in establishing reserve component MOS- qualification courses for enlisted journalists and developed the first operational PA doctrine for press camp headquarters operations. He was responsible for training development and force structure -- including unit structure and equipment, overseas deployment training, and skill qualification for USAR officer and enlisted public affairs personnel for call-up and deployment. He participated in the development of Army and DOD PA doctrine. As such, he was considered the USAR "guru" of Army public affairs war-fighting doctrine.

He cared about Soldiers and journalism in all its forms -- photography, print and video photojournalism. He believed that there were no separate standards for communications, and challenged USARC Public Affairs officers, journalists and broadcast journalists to not only meet the product standard set by their civilian professional peers, but to exceed that standard. His passion for excellence carried over to close coordination with the Defense Information School to improve courses of study there.

The success of each Army Reserve Public Affairs unit and Soldier world-wide today are directly attributable to Brumfield's professional development endeavors. The doctrine under which we fight was in a large portion due to his leadership and insistence on nothing less than a professional standard.

It was in recognition of his career, life and professional achievements that LTC Wetzel "Scoop" Brumfield became one of the first inductees into the U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame in 2000. He finished his career as chief of policy, plans and professional development, PAO, U.S. Army Reserve Command.

Brumfield passed away in 1997.
(Brumfield art courtesy of U.S. Army Reserve Master Sgt. (Ret.) Steve Opet)