• A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rios, a Regional Training Center East Instructor assigned to the 78th Training Division, 84th Training Command, and native of Queens N.Y., pulls a casualty to safety during the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills event of the 2012 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012.  Rios is one of two Soldiers representing USARC in the four-day competition.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rios, a Regional Training Center East Instructor assigned to the 78th Training Division, 84th Training Command, and native of Queens N.Y., pulls a casualty to safety during the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills event of the 2012...

  • A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • A Soldier walks trough a simulated village during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier walks trough a simulated village during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that...

  • A Soldier conducts a simulated cordon and search during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier conducts a simulated cordon and search during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills...

  • Soldiers walk trough a simulated village during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    Soldiers walk trough a simulated village during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that...

  • A Soldier conducts a simulated cordon and search during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier conducts a simulated cordon and search during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills...

  • A Soldier reacts to a simulated gas attack during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier reacts to a simulated gas attack during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that...

  • A Soldier carries ammunition during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier carries ammunition during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be...

  • Soldiers simulate a detainee evacuation during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    Soldiers simulate a detainee evacuation during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must...

  • A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • Soldiers react to a simulated gas attack during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    Soldiers react to a simulated gas attack during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that...

  • A Soldier evacuates a casualty during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evacuates a casualty during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be...

  • A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during the mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • A Soldier reads a scenario report during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier reads a scenario report during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be...

  • A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during a mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has no combat duties to perform.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evaluates and treats a casualty during a mass casualty event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. A combat life saver provides care and prepares casualties for evacuation when he or she has...

  • A Soldier evacuates a casualty during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be maintained in order to fight and win on the battlefield. These skills are the building blocks of tactical training.

    2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    A Soldier evacuates a casualty during the Warrior Task and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012. The Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, are fundamental combat skills that must be...

  • Spc. Michael Swan, 2012 Army Reserve Best Warrior Soldier of the Year, chats with Andrew Tharp, legislative assistant to Congressman Mo Brooks, Alabama 5th District, at Fort Lee, Va. Oct. 17, 2012. Swan, a tracked vehicle repairman from Gurley, Ala., represented the 335th Signal Command during the Army's Annual Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee.

    Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    Spc. Michael Swan, 2012 Army Reserve Best Warrior Soldier of the Year, chats with Andrew Tharp, legislative assistant to Congressman Mo Brooks, Alabama 5th District, at Fort Lee, Va. Oct. 17, 2012. Swan, a tracked vehicle repairman from Gurley, Ala...

  • Andrew Tharp, left, legislative assistant to Congressman Mo Brooks, Alabama 5th District, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz, right, Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve, pose with Spc. Michael Swan, the Army Reserve Soldier of the Year during some downtime at the Army's 2012 Best Warrior Competition, Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17, 2012.

    Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    Andrew Tharp, left, legislative assistant to Congressman Mo Brooks, Alabama 5th District, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz, right, Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve, pose with Spc. Michael Swan, the Army Reserve Soldier of the Year...

FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 18, 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.

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