The finest Soldiers in the U.S. Army Materiel Command will compete for the honor of representing our command at the Army-wide competition in October. The two-day competition will assess their abilities, skills, and leadership traits across a range of grueling and demanding tests.

I want to congratulate each of this year's competitors, who represent the very best. They are the future of our Army and our Nation, and epitomize the skills, ability and leadership traits we look for in today's Army.

I'm extremely proud of those who have demonstrated the character, courage and competence it takes to vie for this prestigious title. They make us…Army Strong!