Army Reserve Best Warrior competition
|FORT MCCOY, Wis. (U.S. Army Reserve Command Public
Affairs Office) — The U.S. Army Reserve will host its annual Best
Warrior Competition July 16 – 20 at the installation to determine the
2012 Best Warrior Soldier and Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer
Reserve Soldiers will compete in a variety of challenges, to include the
Army Physical Fitness Test, weapons qualification with M4 rifles, day
and night land navigation, combatives, and multiple mystery events with
little time to prepare.
Competitors come from all over the United States. Many have deployed to
Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Their career fields include military
police, healthcare, human resources, intelligence, chaplain assistant
Fort McCoy Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), U.S. Army
Garrison (USAG) has been coordinating with the Army Reserve to ensure
all of the competitors and sponsors’ needs are met. Master Sgt. Paul
Caswell, HHC, USAG Training NCO, has worked with the Directorate of
Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security to ensure the competitors
have use of the necessary ranges and training sites.
Caswell also helped ensure all competitors and sponsors have lodging,
billeting and dining needs taken care of throughout the time the
personnel will be at the installation from July 9-24.
The Army Reserve Best Warrior winners will be announced at an awards
dinner July 20 at the Sparta American Legion.
he NCO and Soldier of the Year will go on to represent the Army Reserve
at the Department of the Army “Best Warrior” Competition, in October at
Fort Lee, Va.
Interviews via satellite, B-roll video, still photos, stories and other
audio-visual products will be posted daily on the Defense Visual Imagery
Distribution System (DVIDS) website at
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