The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Shults, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion, placed runner up at the AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., July 10-15.

Soldiers and NCOs competed from around the U.S. Army Materiel Command including: U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command; U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command; Army Sustainment Command; Surface Deployment and Distribution Command; U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; and U.S. Army Communication-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command.

Candidates for the board competed in a Army physical fitness test; appeared before a selection board to answer questions about general military knowledge; partook in a written exam and essay question; qualified at an M4 range; competed at a reflexive fire range; participated in both day and night urban orienteering courses; competed in hand-on warrior tasks and battle drills, participated in a 6-mile road march; and participated in a situational training exercise.

Shults, a contract specialist, serves as an operations non-commissioned officer working in support of exercises and deployments across the brigade's footprint. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma and a master's degree in accounting with a concentration in federal taxation from Southeastern University, Baton Rouge, La.

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