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.

 

2018 TOP HONORS
Army Storyteller of the Year
MSG Michel Sauret, 200th Military Police Command

“Rising Star” Award for Outstanding New Videographer
SGT David Cook, 335th Signal Command (Theater)

Videographer of the Year
SGT Timothy Yao, 201st Theater Public Affairs Support Element

Military Photographer of the Year
SPC Jesse Coggins, 982nd Signal Command (Combat Camera)

2018 Category Winners



Category A: Multimedia Product
Winner: SGT Timothy Yao, 201 TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/623172/behind-uniform-sgt-acosta
Honorable Mention: SGT Elizabeth Taylor, 200 MPC
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/598229/presence-and-peace
Honorable Mention: SGT Fatima Konteh, 220 PAD
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/636302/german-armed-forces-proficiency-badge-october-2018

Category C: Short-Form Production Video
Winner: SGT Timothy Yao, 201 TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/621145/army-reserve-firefighters
Honorable Mention: SGT Carlos Garcia, 220 PAD
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/629962/september-2018-usarcent-minute

Category F: Training Videography
Winner: SGT Timothy Yao, 201 TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/652688/blackhawk-b-roll-1

Category H: Video Story
Winner: SGT Timothy Yao, 201 TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/632568/blackhawk
Honorable Mention: Robert Torres, 220 PAD
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/631956/deploying-together
Honorable Mention: MAJ Brandon Mace, 4 ESC
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/589159/us-army-reserve-citizen-soldier-spotlight-spc-elizar-galvez

Category I: Video Series
Winner: SGT Timothy Yao, 201 TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/614328/behind-uniform-sgt-hiraldo
Honorable Mention: MAJ Brandon Mace, 4 ESC
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/593636/us-army-reserve-citizen-soldier-spotlight-lt-col-james-porte

Category J: Non-Narrative Story
Winner: SGT Elizabeth Taylor, 200 MPC
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/598272
Honorable Mention: SGT Timothy Yao, 201 TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/580241/usaaamb-band-directors-academy

Category K: Social Media Video
Winner: SGT Timothy Yao, 201 TPASE
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/641397/armistice-day
Honorable Mention: SGT Elizabeth Taylor, 200 MPC
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/598252/all-hands
Honorable Mention: SGT Jeff Daniel, 211 MPAD
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/618264/military-police-train-operation-blue-shield



Category D: Outstanding Digital Media Management (Unit Category)

Winner: 4th ESC (MAJ Brandon Mace)


Category E: Category E: Media Campaign Plan (Unit Category)
Winner: 221st PAD (CPT Jeku Arce, SGT Christopher Stelter, SPC Daisy Zimmer, PFC Maximilian Huth) “Saber Strike 18 Media Campaign Plan”


Category F: News/Information Story

Winner: SPC Trenton Fouche, 214 MPAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/284516/us-army-reserve-harbormasters-play-huge-role-big-lots-west-18

Honorable Mention: SGT Christopher Jackson, 363 PAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/291328/reserve-soldiers-remain-twice-citizen

Honorable Mention: SFC Richard Scavetta, USAR Legal Command

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/293437/army-reserve-lawyers-support-emergency-operations-during-hurricane-florence


Category G: Feature Article

Winner: SPC Trenton Fouche, 214 MPAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/284492/watercraft-operators-takes-command-sea

Honorable Mention: SGT Audrey Hayes, 200 MPC

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/296496

Honorable Mention: SGT Fatima Konteh, 220 PAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/299656/us-army-central-noncommissioned-officers-academy

 

Category H: Commentary

Winner: CPT Chad Nixon, 310 ESC

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/303666/commentary-being-fiscal-does-not-make-you-scrooge

 

Category J: Photojournalism

Winner: SGT Carlos Garcia, 220 PAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/288444/battlefield-detectives-forensic-exploitation-laboratory

Honorable Mention: SGT Larimer, 220 PAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/292975/155th-abct-conducts-calfex-exercise-bright-star-18

Honorable Mention: SFC Gary Witte, 642 RSG

https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/202681




Category C: Layout and Design
Winner: MAJ Brandon Mace, 4 ESC
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4980318/4th-esc-g6-poster

Category D: Infographic

Winner: MAJ Brandon Mace, 4 ESC
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4980492/4th-esc-quad-fold-inside-2019-edition



Category B: Training Photo Series

Winner: SGT Audrey Hayes, 200 MPC

https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/200942

Honorable Mention: SGT Heather Doppke, 79 TSC

https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/202839

Honorable Mention: SPC Torres, 220 PAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4783186/exercise-exercise-exercise


Category C: News Photo

Winner: SPC Jesse Coggins, 982 SC (Combat Camera)

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4241765/cstx-fort-knox-2018

Honorable Mention: SGT Heather Doppke, 79 TSC

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4320794/flintlock-2018-closing-ceremony

Honorable Mention: MAJ Thomas Piernicky, 4 ESC

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4244655/meeting-living-legend


Category D: Feature Photo

Winner: SPC Adam Parent, 220 PAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4524168/best-warrior-competition

Honorable Mention: SPC Brenton Nordyke, 220 PAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4527205/2018-usarcent-best-warrior-competition

Honorable Mention: SGT Heather Doppke, 79 TSC

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4316532/flintlock-2018-orphanage-visit


Category E: Portrait

Winner: SGT Audrey Hayes, 200 MPC

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4819730

Honorable Mention: SGT Elizabeth Taylor, 200 MPC

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4254866

Honorable Mention: SPC Jesse Coggins, 982 SC (Combat Camera)

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4241706/cstx-fort-knox-2018


Category F: Picture Story

Winner: SGT Elizabeth Taylor, 200 MPC

https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/202238

Honorable Mention: SSG Andrew Carroll, 220 PAD

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4903623/soldiers-respond-flooding-camp-arifjan

Honorable Mention: SSG Austin Berner, 982 SC (Combat Camera)

https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/202251

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)