DA celebrates 16 years of Soldier excellence - 22 Soldiers, 6 days, all-out all the time: May the best warrior win

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By Courtesy of army.mil/bestwarrior

Twenty-two of the Army’s finest warriors, representing 11 commands from across the Army, are competing all this week in the 2017 Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, and the Pentagon from Oct. 1 to Oct. 6.


Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey will oversee the 16th annual competition, which will also name the Department of the Army’s Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

Warriors selected to compete for these prestigious titles — 11 NCOs and 11 Soldiers — have already mastered a series of benchmarks throughout the year to qualify for the Army-wide competition.

During the six-day competition, these elite competitors will test their Army aptitude by conquering urban warfare simulations, board interviews, physical fitness tests, written exams, and Warrior tasks and battle drills
relevant to today’s operating environment.