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July 13, 2012


Army Reserve Best Warrior competition at McCoy

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 (NCO).

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 and engineering.

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 DVIDShub.net.

For more information about the Army Reserve, visit the website at: http://www.usar.army.mil/Pages/default.aspx.

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