NETCOM 2016 Best Warrior Competition
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Travis Wilt, assigned to 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 311th Signal Command (Theater), crawls through an obstacle during an Obstacle Course event during the NETCOM Best Warrior Competition at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 13, 2016. The co... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Samuel Latimore, assigned to the 52nd Signal Battalion and representing the 5th Signal Command (Theater), sits through a media interview during first day of the NETCOM 2016 Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., June 15, 2016. Th... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Jeffery Lamb, assigned to 114th Signal Battalion and representing the 7th Signal Command (Theater), navigates his map during a scavenger hunt as part of NETCOM 2016 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 12, 2016. The competi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Justin Fleming, assigned to and representing Headquarters Company, NETCOM, swims with his gear and rifle during the NETCOM 2016 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 13, 2016. The competition is a grueling week-long event th... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Carlos Flores, attached to 39th Signal Battalion and representing the 5th Signal Command (Theater), zeros his M4A1 carbine assault rifle during the NETCOM 2016 Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 14, 2016. The competiti... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (June 16, 2016) -- Representing organizations from around the globe, 10 Soldiers - five junior enlisted and five noncommissioned officers - competed for the title of Best Warrior during the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command competition here, June 12-15. The competition is filled with various events and tasks designed to test their knowledge, strength and leadership and to show they have what it takes to earn the title.

After a long, challenging competition, the title of Best Warrior went to Sgt. Travis Wilt, representing the 311th Signal Command (Theater) at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, and Spc. Samuel Latimore, representing the 5th Signal Command (Theater) at Wiesbaden, Germany. The announcement was made during the award ceremony at NETCOM Headquarters, June 16.

Competition runners-up were Sgt. Antonio Simmons, representing the 160th Signal Brigade, and Spc. Steven Laboe, representing the 311th SC(T).

Throughout the week the Soldiers took part in a series of tasks and events which included the Army Physical Fitness Test, M4 Rifle Marksmanship, Urban Day/Night Orienteering, Army Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, Mystery Tasks, essay writing and the formal Sergeants Major Board. Each of these tasks tested the strength, endurance and mental agility of the Soldiers.

"This has been a hard week -- physically and mentally demanding," said Command Sgt. Maj. Stephfon Watson, NETCOM's command sergeant major. "These NCOs (noncommissioned officers) and Soldiers -- these Warriors -- demonstrated to me that our Army is moving in the right direction."

"It's not just about a competition that runs over a finite number of days," said Brig. Gen. Todd Isaacson, NETCOM's deputy commanding general. "There are hours of studying and weeks of preparation. My hat is off to all of you."

Wilt and Latimore will continue to train in preparation for the next level of competition at U.S. Army Cyber Command.