2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 2
October 17, 2012
FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 17, 2012) -- Twenty-four of the Army's warriors, representing 12 commands from across the Army, reported to Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 15, 2012, to compete in the 2012 Best Warrior Competition.
Described as the "Super Bowl" of Army competitions, the Best Warrior will celebrate its eleventh anniversary this year. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III oversees the annual three-day event, which names the Department of the Army's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
Day two of the competition included 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.