• Army World Class Athlete Program runners Maj. Dan Browne (bib No. 1) and Spc. Robert Cheseret (bib No. 11) flank the front line of fast starters in the 26th Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 24, 2010 at the Pentagon. Cheseret finished third with a time of 48 minutes,

    Wanted: Elite Soldier-athletes

    Army World Class Athlete Program runners Maj. Dan Browne (bib No. 1) and Spc. Robert Cheseret (bib No. 11) flank the front line of fast starters in the 26th Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 24, 2010 at the Pentagon. Cheseret finished third with a time of 48...

  • U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Capt. Michael Benedosso (foreground in red) advances to the light flyweight finale of the 2010 Conseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Boxing Championships with an 8-3 victory over Pvt. Debendro

    Wanted: Elite Soldier-athletes

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Capt. Michael Benedosso (foreground in red) advances to the light flyweight finale of the 2010 Conseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Boxing Championships with an 8-3 victory over Pvt...

  • Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled pilot Sgt. John Napier drives to a second-place finish at the U.S. World Cup Bobsled Team Trials with WCAP brakeman 2nd Lt. Chris Fogt aboard, Oct. 24, 2010, in Park City, Utah.

    Wanted: Elite Soldier-athletes

    Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled pilot Sgt. John Napier drives to a second-place finish at the U.S. World Cup Bobsled Team Trials with WCAP brakeman 2nd Lt. Chris Fogt aboard, Oct. 24, 2010, in Park City, Utah.

  • Army World Class Athlete Program Greco-Roman wrestler Spc. Jeremiah Davis (bottom in red) throws Spc. Nathan Piasecki en route to victory in the finals of the 60-kilogram/132-pound division of the 2010 U.S. World Team Trials for Wrestling at the Mid-Ameri

    Wanted: Elite Soldier-athletes

    Army World Class Athlete Program Greco-Roman wrestler Spc. Jeremiah Davis (bottom in red) throws Spc. Nathan Piasecki en route to victory in the finals of the 60-kilogram/132-pound division of the 2010 U.S. World Team Trials for Wrestling at the...

ACTIVE-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who are competitive on the national and international levels in any Olympic sport can apply for the Army World Class Athlete Program.

The program allows Soldiers to train full time for a shot at the Olympics and World Championships.

All applicants must be eligible to represent the United States in international competitions. Officers must be branch-qualified, and enlisted Soldiers MOS-qualified. They also must demonstrate the potential to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team or U.S. Paralympic Team.

Selection standards for each sport are listed at www.armymwr.com under Sports and World Class Athlete Program.

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