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.

 

2021 BRUMFIELD TOP HONORS
Army Reserve Military Communicator of the Year
Winner: 
SGT John Todd
319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Army Reserve Military Photographer of the Year
Winner: SGT John Todd
319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment


2021 Brumfield Category Winners


Category BC1: Multimedia Product
Winner: 2nd Lt. Timothy Yao - Office of the Chief of Army Reserve

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/824348/ready-now-shaping-tomorrow


Category BC2: Freeform Production Video
Winner: SGT James D. Garvin - 79th Theater Sustainment Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/826317/lifes-battle
Honorable Mention: 
2nd Lt. Timothy Yao - Office of the Chief of Army Reserve
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/816359/extra-service

Category BC4: B-Roll Package
Winner: SGT John Todd - 319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/795924/welcome-753rd-brigade-engineering-battalion

Category BC5: Video Story
Winner: 
2nd Lt. Timothy Yao - Office of the Chief of Army Reserve
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/816358/winning-gold
Honorable Mention: SGT James D. Garvin - 79th Theater Sustainment Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/827528/personal-courage-journey-within-short-version


Category BC6: Video Series
Winner: 
2nd Lt. Timothy Yao - Office of the Chief of Army Reserve
https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/265032
Honorable Mention: CPT James Kim - 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/262721


Category BC7: Social Media Video
Winners: CPT James Kim - 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command; SGT James D. Garvin - 79th Theater Sustainment Command

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/824354/live-moments

Honorable Mention: 
2nd Lt. Timothy Yao - Office of the Chief of Army Reserve
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/816363/ds-evan-sanchez

Category BC8: News Video
Winner: SGT Fred Brown - 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/807996/new-army-training-addresses-emerging-drone-threat
Honorable Mention: SGT David Marquis - 353rd Civil Affairs Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/821647/353d-civil-affairs-command-supports-2021-new-york-city-marathon


Category BC10: Feature Video
Winners: SGT James D. Garvin - 79th Theater Sustainment Command; CPT James Kim - 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/827527/we-will-remain-short-version

Honorable Mention: 2nd Lt. Timothy Yao - Office of the Chief of Army Reserve
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/816364/sam-kendricks

Category PR1: News Feature 
Winner: MAJ Jeku R Arce - Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC)
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/393649/army-reserve-recognizes-wisconsin-soldier-his-heroics-during-off-duty-hours
Honorable Mention: SGT William A. Parsons - 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/401898/new-army-training-addresses-emerging-drone-threat


Category PR2: Human Interest Feature
Winner: MSG Richard A. Scavetta - 353d Civil Affairs Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/406080/civil-affairs-nco-returning-djibouti-douses-airport-blaze
Honorable Mention: SGT John Todd - 319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/391972/ah-64-apache-helicopter-repairer-maintainers-apache-guardian


Category PR3: Personality Feature
Winner: SFC Gary Witte - 642nd Regional Support Group
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/396515/adopting-america-former-british-soldier-embraces-army-challenge
Honorable Mention: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/389774/army-reserve-soldier-overcomes-adversity-makes-fitness-way-life

Category PR4: Photojournalism
Winner: SFC Gary Witte - 642nd Regional Support Group
https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/265673
Honorable Mention: SFC Jefferson S. VanWey - 318th TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/262849

 

Category GA1: Digital Art
Winner: CPT James Kim - 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6972417/hispanic-heritage-month
Honorable Mention: SSG Thomas Mort - 221st Public Affairs Detachment

https://www.dvidshub.net/graphic/18349/221st-pad-area-poster-one-six


 

Category PH2: Training Photo Series 
Winner: 
SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/262666/
Honorable Mention: SGT Hubert D. Delany - 353d Civil Affairs Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/265221/


Category PH3: News Photo
Winner: 
 SFC Jefferson S. VanWey - 318th TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6632521/just-send-fires-shock-kicks-with-mlrs-lfx-estonia
Honorable Mention: SSG Thomas Mort - 221st Public Affairs Detachment
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6674550/773rd-administers-mobile-covid-testing-during-defender-europe-21


Category PH4: Feature Photo
Winner: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6616970/search-and-rescue
Honorable Mention: SGT Hubert D. Delany - 353d Civil Affairs Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6592918/2021-usacapoca-best-warrior-competition-day-two


Category PH5: Portrait
Winner: SFC Brent C. Powell - 76th Operational Response Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6606208/camo-warrior
Honorable Mention: MAJ Long N. Pham - 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6827222/called-serve-new-home

Category PH6: Picture Story
Winner: SSG Sarah C. Zaler - 326th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/265626
Honorable Mention: SGT Hubert D. Delany - 353d Civil Affairs Command
https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/265224

Category PH7: Training Documentation Photo
Winner: 
SGT Therese-Marie B. Prats - 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6637126/us-naval-special-warfare-operators-strengthen-maritime-capabilities-europe
Honorable Mention: 
SFC Jefferson S. VanWey - 318th TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6628941/us-edl-soldiers-conduct-cold-load-training

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)