By Mrs. Martha Yoshida (Leonard Wood)May 1, 2019
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 1, 2019) -- The 2019 Best CBRN Warrior Competition kicked off Monday as senior leaders with the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School and 3rd Chemical Brigade welcomed Dragon Soldiers from across the Army to Fort Leonard Wood.
Competitors weathered through Tuesday's storms completing the non-standard physical fitness test, obstacle course and various CBRN-related Soldier tasks.
Events continue Wednesday and are scheduled to conclude Thursday. Spectators are invited to observe final events at 11:30 a.m. on Gammon Field, where an awards ceremony to name the 2019 Best CBRN Warrior team is slated to take place at noon.
The following is a list of this year's CBRN Warrior teams:
Team 1: Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Parks & 1st Lt. Landon Clifford, 299th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado
Team 2: Staff Sgt. Donjuan Brown & Staff Sgt. Jarrod Gasiorowski, 84th Chemical Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Team 3: 1st Lt. Zoltan Roka & Staff Sgt. Joshua Vazquez, 84th Chemical Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Team 4: Sgt. Paul Warburton & Spc. Joseph Stone, 71st CBRN Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Team 5: Staff Sgt. David Haynes & Staff Sgt. Keila Hernandez, 71st CBRN Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Team 6: 1st Lt. Dakota Holloway & Sgt. 1st Class Terrance Widmer, 10th Chemical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado/Fort Bliss, Texas
Team 7: Lt. Kevin Dubios & Sgt. William Soulima, 2nd Dragoon Regiment, Camp Fontevraud, France
Team 8: Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Totten & 1st Lt. Ronald Jacobson, 11th CBRNE Company, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
Team 9: 1st Lt. Michael Francis & Sgt. Jesus Estrada, 25th CBRNE Company, Fort Stewart, Georgia
Team 10: Master Sgt. Adam Jaffe & Staff Sgt. Aneudy Espinal, 23d CBRN Battalion, Camp Humphreys, Korea
Team 11: 2nd Lt. Rachel Pennington & Spc. Timothy Moore, 23d CBRN Battalion, Camp Humphreys, Korea
Team 12: 1st Lt. Wade Sweger & Staff Sgt. Rodolfo Cantu, 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Dal Molin, Italy/Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Team 13: Staff Sgt. Fernando Heredia & Pfc. Tito Acevedo, 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Dal Molin, Italy/Eglin AFB, Florida
Team 14: 1st Lt. Reed Radford & Sgt. Deozae Hatchett, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
According to a spokesman with the 3rd Chemical Brigade, Team 13 will not be able to complete the remainder of this week's events due to a medical injury.
For more information and photos, visit the 3rd Chemical Brigade Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chem.bde; the Fort Leonard Wood Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fortleonardwoodmissouri/; or the Fort Leonard Wood FLICKR album at https://www.flickr.com/photos/fortleonardwood/albums/.