NEW YORK--Joint Task Force Empire Shield Soldier of the Year Spec Michael Boncales(center left), and Joint Task Force Empire Shield Noncommisioned Officer of the Year, Sgt. Neftali Perez (center right), pose with their awards during the Task Force’s Dining Out on Friday, Jan. 7. They are flanked by Task Force Command Sergeant Major Basilo Colon (far left), New York State Command Sergeant Major Robert Van Pelt, (left), Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, Adjutant General of New York (right) and Task Force Commander, Lt. Col. Greg Driesbach,(far right).