Event Information

Events for the Week

Below is a description of the events in which Warriors will compete Oct. 15 - Oct. 18. Please note that dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Event Descriptions

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.

Competitors are assessed by their breadth and depth of knowledge on areas such as military leadership and counseling; current events; U.S. Army history; tactical communications; survival; battle-focused training; weapons; U.S. government and Constitution; land navigation; the NCO Creed and history; and myriad other focus areas.

Army Physical Fitness Test/Weigh-In

Warriors will take the new Army Physical Fitness Test. These events include:

  • Two-minutes of Push-Ups
  • Two-minutes of Sit-Ups
  • Two Mile Run

In addition, Warriors must meet required Army weight standards as per Army Regulation 600-9.

Urban Warfare Orienteering Course
(Day/Night Land Navigation)

Warriors must complete both a day and night land navigation course. During land navigation and orientation, Warriors are given a map, a compass, a pencil and a list of approximately six digit grid coordinates that correlate to points they must find within the mapped area. They are also given the grid coordinates from their starting point. Before leaving the starting point, Warriors will plot their points on the map, determine how far away each point is based on information in the map's legend, and then use their compasses to find the correct azimuth. Once they have this information, they will proceed to each point and write down a set of identifying information on each point. 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 Zero

The basic weapon of today’s Warrior is the rifle. Warriors must successfully zero the M4 rifle.

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 Ray Chandler announces competition winners at the annual Association of the United States Army luncheon attended by Army Senior Leadership.