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June 10, 2011


Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition
to be held at Fort McCoy June 19-24

FORT MCCOY, Wis. (Army Reserve Public Affairs) — The Army Reserve’s Best Warrior Competition will be held here June 19-24.

The two winners will be selected as the Army Reserve’s Soldier and noncommissioned officer (NCO) of the Year and will compete against the entire Army in October at Fort Lee, Va.

Approximately 50 Soldiers from the 206,000-strong Army Reserve were selected to compete at Fort McCoy.

The Soldiers will spend the week on a variety of challenges. They will take the Army Physical Fitness Test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a two-mile run; complete a written examination on general military topics; fire M-4 rifles; negotiate day and night Urban Warfighting Orienteering courses; and prove their mettle in other tests of skill such as hand-to-hand combat, first aid, and weapons assembly. Their military backgrounds and experience represent the entire spectrum of the Army Reserve.

Many have deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Their career fields include military police, health care, mechanics, human resources, intelligence, chaplain assistant and engineering. They also represent a wide cross-section of America, hailing from various states across the United States.

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner June 24 at the American Legion Post in Sparta, Wis.

The top NCO and Soldier will go on to represent Army Reserve at the Department of the Army level of the competition.
In 2008, then Spc. David Obray, the Army Reserve Soldier of the Year, went on to win the coveted Department of the Army title, besting 11 other junior enlisted Soldiers representing commands from across the Army.

This year, the competitors include Staff Sgt. Conrad H. Nazar Jr., a small-group leader for the Warrior Leader Course at the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort McCoy.

For more information, visit the “Best Warrior” website at: http://www.usar.army.mil/arweb/bestwarrior2011/Pages/default.aspx.

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