LATHAM - Aviation Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade pose after completing the first phase of competition for Soldier of the Year-2012. The Soldiers are from left: Sgt. Nicodeme Esmel, Sgt. Joshua Rosenthal, Spc. Harley Jelis, Staff Sgt. Matthew Sailer, Spc. Alex Dukharan, Sgt. Michelle Early and Spc. Devin Felton. Sailer, Jelis and Early were selected as primary choices to advance to the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade’s Soldier board that will pit them against aviation Soldiers from within the brigade.