Competing for Best Warrior

By Public AffairsOctober 16, 2008

Spc. Michael Moore prepares to plot points on a map prior to the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Soldier is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Michael Moore prepares to plot points on a map prior to the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Soldier is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, appears before board members during the board appearance event of the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, appears before board members during the board appearance event of the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command competitor, prepares to find his next point along the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command competitor, prepares to find his next point along the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: Kimberly Fritz, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, plots waypoints during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Yea r Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, plots waypoints during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Yea r Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs (Photo Credit: Mike Strasser, Fort Le e Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Michael Moore, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, tests the strap on his M16 during the pre-combat checks and inspection Sept. 30 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Michael Moore, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, tests the strap on his M16 during the pre-combat checks and inspection Sept. 30 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: Amy Perry, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, receives a full magazine of simulation rounds just before the group of warriors conduct a room-clearing and hostage rescue scenario during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition, Sept. 28 - Oct. 3, at Fort Lee, Va.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, receives a full magazine of simulation rounds just before the group of warriors conduct a room-clearing and hostage rescue scenario during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition, Sept. 28 - Oct. 3, at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: Spc. Andrew Heward, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command function checks a machine gun Sept. 30. Barber is one of 24 Soldiers who is competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command function checks a machine gun Sept. 30. Barber is one of 24 Soldiers who is competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL