Fort McCoy News June 14, 2013

USAR Best Warrior Competition here June 23-28

FORT MCCOY, Wis. — The Army Reserve's Best Warrior Competition will be held here from June 23-28.

Two winners will be selected as the Army Reserve's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and will compete against winners from the major Army commands in October at Fort Lee, Va.

Approximately 52 Soldiers from the 200,000-strong Army Reserve are expected to participate in the competition at Fort McCoy.
The Soldiers will spend the week facing a variety of challenges.

They will take the Army Physical Readiness Training Program test, comprised of push-ups, sit-ups and a two-mile run; complete a written examination on general military topics; fire M4 rifles; negotiate an Urban Orienteering Course; and prove their mettle in other tests of skill, such as hand-to-hand combat, first aid and various mystery events.

Their military backgrounds and experience represent the entire spectrum of the Army Reserve.

Many of the Soldiers competing have deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, or Kuwait in support of overseas contingency operations.

Their career fields include military police, health care, mechanics, human resources, intelligence, chaplain's assistant and engineering.

The Soldiers also represent a wide cross-section of America, hailing from states throughout the United States.

Army Reserve winners will be announced at an awards banquet held in the Fort McCoy area following the competition.

For more information, interested personnel can visit the "Best Warrior" website at: http://www.usar.army.mil/resources/ForSoldiers/Pages/bestwarrior2013.aspx.

   (Submitted by U.S. Army Reserve Communications, Fort Bragg, N.C.)