Event Information

Events for the Week

Below is a description of the events in which Warriors will compete Sept. 28 - Oct. 3, and the winner announcement on Oct. 5 at the AUSA Annual Meeting. To view this year's itinerary click here. Please note that dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Event Descriptions

In-Processing and Welcome Dinner

During in-processing, the Warriors receive room assignments, post orientation and other necessary information to make their stay at Fort Lee memorable and enjoyable. The Warriors get the week started with a Welcome Dinner, a time of relaxation, fellowship and camaraderie.

Command Sergeants Major Board Appearance

Warriors must have command of their appearance and knowledge of the Army as competitors will appear before a Command Sergeants Major Board where they will answer a variety of questions related to the U.S. Army.

Pre-Combat Inspection and Media Interviews

During Pre-Combat Inspection, Warriors check over their equipment to ensure they have everything they need for success. Media Day allows local, regional and national media to interview competitors.

Physical Fitness Test, Weigh In

Warriors must complete as many push-ups and sit-ups as they possibly can during two minute increments. Then, they take to the track for a timed, two-mile run. In addition, Warriors must meet required Army weight standards.

Urban Warfare Orienteering Course (Day and Night Land Navigation)

Warriors must complete both a day and night land navigation course using only a compass and a map. Each phase of this event must be completed in an allotted amount of time and competitors must locate all of the checkpoints.

Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills

Today’s Soldiers must be versed in a variety of Warrior tasks outside of their primary military occupational skill. The Warriors must successfully work through battlefield scenarios including: Individual Conduct and the Laws of War; Combat First Aid and Unexploded Ordnance.

M-4 Range Qualification

The basic weapon of today’s Warrior is the rifle. Warriors must successfully fire the M-4 rifle at a set number of targets under timed conditions during day and night operations.

Mystery Event

Soldiers must be able to react, adapt and overcome a situation quickly and decisively. The Mystery Event is designed to see how well the Warriors can think on their feet while under both physical and mental stress.

AUSA Awards Luncheon

Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston announces competition winners at the annual Association of the United States Army luncheon attended by Army Senior Leadership.

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