Sergeant Nicholas Grillo, of Bozeman, was recently awarded the “Rising 6 Award” by Tom Mooney, the Montana Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major (CSM), for his exceptional devotion and hard work over the last year. The “Rising 6 Award”, a semi-annual award implemented in 2018, targets and recognizes traditional Soldiers and Airmen, E-6 and below for superior performance. Soldiers and Airmen are nominated by their Chain of Command and winners are selected by the respective brigade level CSM’s. Past winners include Sergeant Danielle Benedict (Training Site HQ), Technical Sergeant Sam Zeizer (219th REDHORSE) and Senior Airman Joseph Malone (120 Airlift Wing).