Army

March 28, 2014

Drill sergeants, Soldiers set sights on success during competition here

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Capt. Tracey Frink,
Public Affairs Officer Best Warrior Competition, 108th Training Command (IET)

Soldiers from across the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) prepare for a run during the Best Warrior and Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition held on Fort Huachuca this week. A U.S. Army Reserve unit headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the command is currently one of the largest in the Army Reserve, with more than 10,000 Soldiers assigned throughout the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico. The 108th selects a different installation each year to host its annual competition.

Selected Soldiers from the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) traveled to Fort Huachuca from all over the nation to compete in an intense, challenging and arduous 2014 Best Warrior and Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition this week.

The finest Army Reserve Drill Sergeants and Soldiers throughout the 108th Training Command (IET) are currently undergoing seven days of rigorous and strenuous challenges, testing their mental and physical state on the installation.

During the competition, each warrior has to complete scored events based on time, accuracy and knowledge testing their tactics training and experience in a variety of combat training tasks.

The events include: the Army physical fitness test; day and night land navigation; urban orienteering courses; a road march; weapons qualification on rifles and pistols; a hand-to-hand combative tournament; tactical combat casualty care; a written test and essay; and appearance boards. In addition, there are several mystery events which require competitors to endure difficult challenges.

The competition began at unit level, advancing to 108th Training Command (IET) level, where the two winners of the BWC, a noncommissioned officer and a junior enlisted Soldier, are competing against all Army Reserve Soldiers at the U.S. Army Reserve command level. The Army Reserve winners advance to the top and compete at the Department of the Army level. The DSOY winners, one from 98th and 95th Training Divisions, will move forward to compete at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command competition representing U.S. Army Reserve Command.

The Best Warrior Competition was developed by retired Sergeant Major of the Army Jack Tilley in 2002, testing one’s physical endurance, military knowledge and mental perseverance. The competition is an opportunity for warriors to highlight their military skills in a competitive environment.




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