http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/10/ ... -army.html Sgt. Sherri Gallagher of Fort Benning, was named the U.S. Armyâ€™s Soldier of the Year, the first woman to receive that honor. The rifle shooting competition was likely the least stressful part for Gallagher, a shooter/instructor for the Army Marksmanship Unit. Gallagher, who hopes to compete in the Olympic Games, has 21 national rifle shooting records. She comes from competitive shooters and first handled a rifle at the age of 5. Gallagher and Tompkins are the only women to ever win the National High-Power Rifle Championship. â€œShe was always around guns,â€ said Tompkins, a marksman who has won five national shooting titles. Gallagher, who will begin Airborne training when she returns, was quoted by the PAO as saying, â€œIâ€™m always more comfortable with a gun in my hand.