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.

 

2020 BRUMFIELD TOP HONORS
Army Reserve Military Photographer of the Year
Winner:  SGT Joseph McDonald

319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Honorable Mention:  SSG Luke Wilson
340th Public Affairs Detachment

2020 Brumfield Category Winners


Category BC1: Multimedia Product
Winner: SGT Joseph McDonald - 319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

www.dvidshub.net/video/774146/cmm-emm-training
Honorable Mention: SSG David Graves - 340th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/video/760700/month-us-army-central-history-august

 

Category BC2: Freeform Production Video
Winner: SSG David Graves - 340th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/video/775436/cianflone-dial
Honorable Mention: SFC Kirk Bell and CPT Matthew Cline - 377th Theater Sustainment Command
www.dvidshub.net/video/756482/377th-tsc-covid-19-response

 

Category BC4: B-Roll Package
Honorable MentionSSG Luke Wilson - 340th Public Affairs Detachment

www.dvidshub.net/video/758593/physically-far-away-spiritually-close

 

Category BC5: Video Story
Winner: SGT James Garvin - 79th Theater Sustainment Command

www.dvidshub.net/video/779407/sikhing-serve
Honorable Mention: SSG Luke Wilson - 340th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/video/759833/adaptable-under-pressure

 

Category BC6: Video Series
Winner: SSG David Graves  - 340th Public Affairs Detachment

www.dvidshub.net/video/777171/money-minute-ep-1
Honorable Mention: SGT Jermaine Jackson - 340th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/video/766207/get-jackd-episode-2

 

Category BC7: Social Media Video
Winner: SSG Nicholas De La Pena - 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

www.dvidshub.net/video/763584/us-army-reserve-covid-19-safety-tips

Honorable Mention: SGT Joseph McDonald - 319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/video/777209/gifts-griffins

 

Category BC8: Newscast
Winner: 340th Public Affairs Detachment - Desert Vision - October 2020

www.dvidshub.net/video/768245/desert-vision-october-2020
Honorable Mention: 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment - So Cal Report 2019
www.dvidshub.net/video/743335/so-cal-report-2019


 

Category PR1: News Feature 
Winner: SFC Gary Witte - 207th Regional Support Group
www.dvidshub.net/news/374615/like-bos-unit-provides-life-support-troops-and-civilis
Honorable Mention: SSG Christopher Jackson - 221st Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/news/378240/army-reserve-welcomes-incoming-soldiers-amid-covid-19-restrictions

 

Category PR2: Human Interest Feature
Winner: MAJ Brandon Mace - 4th Sustainment Command (Exp)
www.dvidshub.net/news/367125/my-dad-deployed-fight-covid-19
Honorable Mention: SPC Eric Zedalis - 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/news/383393/army-veteran-finds-life-path-via-military-service

 

Category PR3: Personality Feature

Winner: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command

www.dvidshub.net/news/368704/army-reserve-soldier-uses-civilian-skills-bring-smiles-mobilized-soldiers
Honorable Mention: SFC Gary Witte - 207th Regional Support Group

www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/249568

 

 

Category PR4: Photojournalism

Winner: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command

www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/250786
Honorable Mention: SFC Gary Witte - 207th Regional Support Group
www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/249568



 

Category GA1: Digital Art
Winner: SGT Jonathan Over - 222 Broadcast Operations Detachment

www.dvidshub.net/video/743335/so-cal-report-2019
Honorable Mention: 
MAJ Brandon Mace - 4th Sustainment Command (Exp)
www.dvidshub.net/image/6457344/qllex-logo


 

Category PH1: Operational Photo Series 
Winner: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command
https://v2cms.dvidshub.net/myportfolio#/myportfolio/view/248481
Honorable Mention: SSG David Graves - 340th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/image/6126438/cobra-gold-20-building-dedication-thai-school

 

Category PH2: Training Photo Series 
Winner: SSG David Graves - 340th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/image/6118143/cobra-gold-20-29th-beb-teaches-demolition-thai-counterparts
Honorable Mention: SGT Jermaine Jackson - 340th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/image/6467343/hitting-off-holiday-with-himars

 

Category PH3: News Photo
Winner: 
 SSG Michael Romero - 345th Field Hospital
www.dvidshub.net/image/6193681/family-requires-love-not-dna
Honorable Mention: SGT Joseph McDonald - 319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/image/6410163/1-77th-field-artillery-regiment-makes-history-with-himars

 

Category PH4: Feature Photo

Winner: SFC Brent Powell - 76th Operational Response Command

www.dvidshub.net/image/6134529/true-grit
Honorable Mention: SSG Luke Wilson - 340th Public Affairs Detachment
www.dvidshub.net/image/6385372/army-divers-go-dip

 

Category PH5: Portrait
Winner: SGT James Garvin - 79th TSC
https://www.dvidshub.net/im‚Äčage/6467672/were-all-american
Honorable Mention: SPC Maurice Cheeks - 319th MCD
www.dvidshub.net/news/368504/mission-stop-transmission

 

Category PH6: Picture Story

Winner: MAJ Brandon Mace - 4th Sustainment Command (Exp)

https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/248484

Honorable Mention: SGT Vontrae Hampton - 340th Public Affairs Detachment

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6427662/re-enlisting-with-general

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)