• Sgt. Brandon Kitchen shoots an azimuth using a lensatic compass during the land navigation event of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Soldier is competing in the noncommissioned officer category of the competition.

    Azimuth check

    Sgt. Brandon Kitchen shoots an azimuth using a lensatic compass during the land navigation event of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Soldier is competing in the noncommissioned officer category of the...

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III gives the participants of the Best Warrior Competition a talk prior to the last event of day two, Oct. 16, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.  The warriors had just completed the Mystery Event.

    The talk

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III gives the participants of the Best Warrior Competition a talk prior to the last event of day two, Oct. 16, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va. The warriors had just completed the Mystery Event.

  • Sgt. Darius Krzywonos, representing the U.S. Army Forces Command, makes his way back to the starting point after completing the land navigation course during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition.

    Finding his way

    Sgt. Darius Krzywonos, representing the U.S. Army Forces Command, makes his way back to the starting point after completing the land navigation course during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Spc. Jeremy Shivick, U.S. Army Forces Command, returns to the start point after completing the land navigation course during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.  Each of the 24 Best Warrior contestants were required to locate five points within a three-hour time span.

    Victory

    Spc. Jeremy Shivick, U.S. Army Forces Command, returns to the start point after completing the land navigation course during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Each of the 24 Best Warrior contestants were required to locate five points...

  • An unidentified contestant moves into the woodline to locate one of his points during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. The 24 participants were required to locate five points within a three-hour span.

    Findingpoints

    An unidentified contestant moves into the woodline to locate one of his points during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. The 24 participants were required to locate five points within a three-hour span.

  • Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna, representing U.S. Army Europe, checks his compass before heading out on the land navigation course, Oct. 16, 2012, during the Best Warrior Competition. The 24 Best Warrior contestants were required to locate five points within a three-hour time limit.

    Starting point

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna, representing U.S. Army Europe, checks his compass before heading out on the land navigation course, Oct. 16, 2012, during the Best Warrior Competition. The 24 Best Warrior contestants were required to locate five points within...

  • Participants of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition listen to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III after completing in the Mystery Event during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

    Listers

    Participants of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition listen to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III after completing in the Mystery Event during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Spc. Kevin Mulloy, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command representative, assembles ribbons for a women's uniform during day two of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition. The participants were required to assemble medals and ribbons on a Class A uniform blouse. The lone female participant was provided with the male equivalent.

    Uniform

    Spc. Kevin Mulloy, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command representative, assembles ribbons for a women's uniform during day two of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition. The participants were required to assemble medals and ribbons on a Class A...

  • Staff Sgt. Randy Roscoe, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, looks over a Class A blouse during the uniform preparation portion of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

    Look over

    Staff Sgt. Randy Roscoe, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, looks over a Class A blouse during the uniform preparation portion of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 16, 2012) -- Twenty four of the Army's finest Soldiers began the second day of 2012 Best Warrior Competition with a written examination folllowed by a day land navigation event, uniform preparation and night urban orienteering. The day navigation event was arguably the highlight of the day. Soldiers were required to use a compass, map and protractor in locating five points within a three-hour period. The traditional land navigation event has not been included in Best Warrior since 2008.

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