(KCEN) -- It's the fourth Thursday of the month and that means it's time for January's soldier of the month.
Each month Fort Hood selects a soldier who goes above and beyond the call of duty.
This month's winner is a 1st Cav soldier who's leadership is reaching beyond Fort Hood's gates.
America's First Team isn't the only team this soldier's a part of.
Whether on the battlefield or the football field, Private First Class Kimsey McDonald is bringing his A-game.
McDonald said, "Day in and day out, we do a lot of strenuous tasks in the military and out on the field, it's the exact same way."
In the Army he's a cable systems installer.
But he's also an outside linebacker and team captain for the Killeen Knights, part of the crossroads amateur football league.
Kimsey's First Line Supervisor Staff Sgt. Christopher Nurse said, "He is a born leader. He's just one of those people that from the moment you meet him, you can give him the responsibility, give him whatever kind of tasking that needs to get done and he'll make sure that happens on and off the field."
Whichever uniform McDonald is sporting, his First Line Supervisor says the honor and integrity underneath shine through.
Nurse said, "If I ask him to do something, need him to do something, he makes it happen, no questions asked. If he can't do it, then he comes to me right off the bat and lets me know why or whatever the case is."
Wherever his career takes him, McDonald is keeping his eye on the ball in the military and in football.
McDonald said, "I feel like that I'm a very multi-tasking person and I think I can do it all, so that's what I'm trying to do."
With that attitude, there's no telling what's down the line for him.
He said, "No matter if it's the CFL the AFL or even the NFL, I think I can go all the way."
The Killeen Knight's first game of the season is March 2.
They play the Austin Outlaws in the capitol city.