• Pfc. Davonta Colflesh works on his written exam June 24 during the 2014 Army Sustainment Command Best Warrior Competition held at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. (Photo by Tony Lopez, JMC Public Affairs)

    Pfc. Davonta Colflesh works on his written exam...

    Pfc. Davonta Colflesh works on his written exam June 24 during the 2014 Army Sustainment Command Best Warrior Competition held at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. (Photo by Tony Lopez, JMC Public Affairs)

  • Sgt. Ashley V. Collo, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, Daegu, South Korea, disassembles an M4 carbine rifle as part of the weapons competition early June 25 inside an indoor firing range at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.  (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Sgt. Ashley V. Collo, 403rd Army Field Support...

    Sgt. Ashley V. Collo, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, Daegu, South Korea, disassembles an M4 carbine rifle as part of the weapons competition early June 25 inside an indoor firing range at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Cornelius J. Goodwin of ASC's Distribution Management Center fires an M4 carbine rifle early June 25. Goodwin is vying for ASC's NCO of the Year. Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Sgt. 1st Class Cornelius J. Goodwin of ASC's...

    Sgt. 1st Class Cornelius J. Goodwin of ASC's Distribution Management Center fires an M4 carbine rifle early June 25. Goodwin is vying for ASC's NCO of the Year. Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Staff Sgt. Kevin Hopson leans in as Sgt. Maj. Brian Marone and Master Sgt. James Sennet review his uniform during his board appearance during the 2014 Army Sustainment Command Best Warrior Competition held at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 24. (Photo by Tony Lopez, JMC Public Affairs)

    Staff Sgt. Kevin Hopson leans in as Sgt. Maj...

    Staff Sgt. Kevin Hopson leans in as Sgt. Maj. Brian Marone and Master Sgt. James Sennet review his uniform during his board appearance during the 2014 Army Sustainment Command Best Warrior Competition held at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 24...

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command who are competing here this week in the command's 2014 Best Warrior Competition were pushed to the limits thus far on on Day Two, after getting only three hours sleep following a grueling opening day.

Participants are mid-way through today's events designed to test their knowledge, skills and stamina. Challenges include a firing range and including a variety of Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills such as administering first aid, reacting to direct fire and leading a squad of Soldiers.

The Soldier and NCO winners will be announced at an awards breakfast here tomorrow morning.

The two winners -- NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year -- will advance to the next level of competition conducted by the U.S. Army Materiel Command, ASC's higher headquarters. Rock Island Arsenal will be the site of the AMC competition, which takes place July 28-31. Winners at the AMC level will go on to compete at the Army-wide Best Warrior Competition, scheduled for October.

Competition June 24 included an Army Physical Fitness Test; a board appearance before ASC's command sergeant major; a 50-question exam testing general military knowledge; and completion of an essay on a topic unknown to the competitors until test time. Soldiers also competed in urban orienteering, where they were required to find various checkpoints on the Arsenal using only a map during the day and at night.

Additional photos of events are available for viewing and downloading at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/army_sustainment_command/collections/72157645343865384/

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