HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany – Thirty-four Soldiers from across U.S. Army Europe will gather at Hohenfels Training Area July 25-31 to compete for the title of ‘Best Warrior.’The European Best Warrior Competition brings together Soldiers from each of the 15 Army commands in Europe and Africa. At the end of the week, three ‘best’ category winners are named – Soldier, officer and noncommissioned officer.The six-day event challenges competitors to overcome a series of more than 30 tasks and missions designed to test their knowledge, physical and battlefield skills in hands-on and situational testing as well as individual oral and written examinations.The U.S. Army Europe-level competitors were selected as their organizations' top Soldier, NCO or officer in local competitions at their units across Europe. While units throughout the Army conduct competitions each year to select their best Soldier and NCO, the best junior officer competition is unique to U.S. Army Europe, and highlights the command's best lieutenants, captains and warrant officers.This year's competitors are (in alphabetical order):Staff Sgt. Emily Allen, U.S. Army NATO Brigade1st Lt. Nathaniel Anderson, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Army Training CommandStaff Sgt. Aaron Avellanoza, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 7th Army Training CommandSpc. Michael Dillon, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment CommandSpc. Christian Flores, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 7th Army Training CommandSgt. Gerald Gagne, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment CommandSgt. Antonio Garcia, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 7th Army Training Command1st Lt. Joshua Goldsmith, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 7th Army Training CommandPfc. Seth Gordon, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Army Training Command1st Lt. Quinn Gutierrez, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 7th Army Training Command1st Lt. Raymond Jones, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, 7th Army Training CommandStaff Sgt. Burnette Joshua, Noncommissioned Officers Academy, 7th Army Training Command2nd Lt. Garrett Julian, 10th Army Air & Missile Defense Command1st Lt. Jeremy Lahn, 30th Medical Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment CommandStaff Sgt. Ian Ledesma, 10th Army Air & Missile Defense CommandPfc. Demari Lee, 21st Theater Sustainment Command1st Lt. Chet Lytle, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Army Training Command1st Lt. Seth Marsala-Bell, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army EuropeSpc. James Mccabe, 21st Theater Sustainment CommandSgt. Dwight McKinney, 30th Medical Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment CommandStaff Sgt. Tyree Norwood, U.S. Army AfricaStaff Sgt. Nicholas Potter, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment CommandSpc. Justin Rivad, 10th Army Air & Missile Defense CommandSgt. Jason Sauer, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Army Training Command1st Lt. Gregory Senft, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command2nd Lt. George Sherman, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment CommandSgt. Christian Smith, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Army Training CommandSpc. Raymond Tarango, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command1st Lt. Medina Teddy, 207th Military Intelligence BrigadeChief Warrant Officer 2 Carlos Vasquez, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment CommandSpc. Christian Vergara, 207th Military Intelligence BrigadeSpc. Tynina Williams, U.S. Army NATO BrigadePfc. Shania Woodhurst, 30th Medical Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment CommandPvt. Garrett Worrell, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 7th Army Training CommandThe winners of the officer and NCO categories will move on to the Department of the Army level competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, later this year.