Lt. Col. Eric Palicia, U.S. Army Europe chief of staff engineers, deputy Facilities and Constructions chief, was selected as the Installation Management Command 2019 Male Soldier-Athlete of the Year Feb. 10.
In order to be selected for the award, applicants must be nominated by their respective command and submit a packet which includes their athletic achievements, military accomplishments and community outreach efforts.
“It felt incredible to be nominated; it still doesn’t feel real,” Palicia said while reflecting on receiving the news. “I was very surprised but the award comes as a testament to who I am, not only as an athlete, but as a Soldier.”
Palicia also appears in Season 2 of NBC’s The Titan Games, which began May 25 and is being broadcast on American Forces Network.