The medics' medical and soldier skills were tested through an array of training exercises and combat lifesaving techniques, including a physical fitness test, water survival test, written test, force on force combat, land navigation, litter carry and rappel testing, stress shoot and obstacle course, finishing with a 12-mile road march.

Candidates competed as individuals, with the top two individuals going on to represent their respective commands for the Army's 2018 CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Best Medic Competition Sept. 15-20 at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Bullis, Texas.

"What they have done and what they have shown is that not only are they medically ready to deploy, but they are ready to deploy as a medical force," said Command Sgt. Maj. Clark, Regional Health Command-Pacific during the Aug. 10 awards ceremony just before the top performers were announced.

The competition's top performers from each respective unit were:

Regional Health Command-Pacific

Sgt. 1st Class Adam Pohovey, Madigan Army Medical Center

1st Sgt. Daniel Cummings, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (runner up)

7th Infantry Division

Spc. Ulysses Dubon, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team

1st Lt. David McKeon, 296th Brigade Support Battalion (runner up)

62nd Medical Brigade

Sgt. Samuel Arnold, 520th Medical Company

Staff Sgt. Andrew Hardin, 520th Medical Company (runner up)