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Best Warrior Deployment Support Command competition held at McCoy

Five Soldiers competed in the third-annual Deployment Support Command (DSC) Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy in February.
PHOTO: Staff Sgt. Julio Torrez explains the first-aid procedures for treating a patient for shock during one of the test phases of the Deployment Support Command Best Warrior competition. Photo by Tom Michele
Staff Sgt. Julio Torrez explains the first-aid procedures for treating a patient for shock during one of the test phases of the Deployment Support Command Best Warrior competition at Fort McCoy’s 88th Regional Support Command Headquarters. The simulated patient is Sgt. Frank Szymcak. The evaluator is Spc. Kristina Fleewor. Torrez is with the 1150th Transportation Company, Granite City, Ill. (Photo by Tom Michele)

Winners of this competition for Army Reserve surface transportation Soldiers will compete at the next level of competition at the 377th Theater Support Command at Camp Shelby, Miss., this spring. Winners at that competition advance to the U.S. Army Reserve Command competition at Fort McCoy this summer.

Soldier competitors earned the trip to McCoy in February by winning at company and battalion levels of competition. Best Warrior competition is for enlisted Soldiers and non-commissioned officers.

Competition included tests of knowledge about military topics, such as first aid, detainee operations, rules of engagement, radio protocol procedures, weapons assembly, disassembly and live-fire qualification, the Army’s physical fitness test, urban orienteering course, a written essay and an evaluation board appearance.

Staff Sgt. Andrea Bachman won the noncommissioned officer group and Spc. Kyle McLafferty won the junior enlisted group. Bachman is with the 1186th Deployment and Distribution Surface Battalion, Jacksonville, Fla. McLafferty is being sponsored by his brother, Sgt. Sean McLafferty, who won last year at the DSC level of competition. Both McLaffertys are in the 1151st Transportation Company, Granite City, Ill.

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