• Army Materiel Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling presents Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Spc. James Conklin with a trophy July 18 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., after announcing Conklin will represent the AMC at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition in August. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)

    AMC announces Best Warrior Competition winners

    Army Materiel Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling presents Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Spc. James Conklin with a trophy July 18 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., after announcing Conklin will represent the AMC at the Department...

  • Staff Sgt. Markus Whisman of Army Materiel Command's Research, Development and Engineering Command, accepts a trophy from AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., July 18 to proclaim Whisman AMC's Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer for 2012.  Whisman will represent the NCO corps for AMC at the Department of the Army competition in August.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)

    AMC announces Best Warrior Competition winners

    Staff Sgt. Markus Whisman of Army Materiel Command's Research, Development and Engineering Command, accepts a trophy from AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., July 18 to proclaim Whisman AMC's Best...

  • Army Materiel Command's Best Warriors, Spc. James Conklin, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and Staff Sgt. Markus Whisman, Research, Development and Engineering Command, stand with AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, after they were chosen July 18 to represent AMC at the Department of the Army competition in August.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)

    AMC announces Best Warrior Competition winners

    Army Materiel Command's Best Warriors, Spc. James Conklin, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and Staff Sgt. Markus Whisman, Research, Development and Engineering Command, stand with AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, after they were...

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- After a grueling three-day competition the Army Materiel Command announced its Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier July 18.

Staff Sgt. Markus Whisman, representing AMC's Research, Development and Engineering Command, was chosen as AMC's Best Warrior NCO of the Year.

AMC's Best Warrior Soldier of the Year for 2012 is Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Spc. James Conklin. This is the fifth consecutive year an SDDC Soldier has been recognized as an AMC Best Warrior.

Both Soldiers will advance to represent AMC at the Department of the Army competition in August.

Five competitors, one Soldier and four NCOs, were tested on a variety of mental and physical events each day of the competition. The events began at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16, and ended with the announcement of the winner at a noontime luncheon at Rock Island Arsenal's Golf Course clubhouse July 18.

The Best Warrior Competition is open to all Soldiers in two categories. The NCO category includes corporal through sergeant first class and the Soldier category includes private through specialist.

Competing alongside Whisman and Conklin at this year's competition were Sgt. 1st Class Jay Denton, Army Sustainment Command; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Scheil, Army Contracting Command; and Sgt. Richard Gonzalez, SDDC.

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