Eighth Army held an awards ceremony July 15 to formally recognize its 2022 Eighth Army Best Warrior Competition winners. In front of staff and major subordinate command leaders, the Soldiers were praised for their hard work and dedication by Lt. Gen. Bill Burleson, Eighth Army commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Cobb, Eighth Army senior enlisted advisor.
“What you Soldiers accomplished is something that you can take with you for the rest of your lives,” Burleson said.
He added the winners represent the best in Eighth Army and appreciates their above-and-beyond commitment to the mission on the Korean peninsula, which began in 1950.
Each Soldier was awarded the Army Commendation Medal along with additional gifts from local military support groups. They were also awarded gift certificates to on-post facilities, which were provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange and Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Cobb said the Eighth Army Best Warrior Competition was grueling, but it prepared the winners to move on to the U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Competition held in Hawaii. Staff Sgt. Calvin Miller, 2nd Infantry Division, won the NCO category at both Eighth Army and at USARPAC. He will now compete at the All Army Best Warrior Competition later this year.
Congratulations to the 2022 Eighth Army Best Warrior Competition winners:
Pfc. Nolan Murray, 1st Signal Brigade (since promoted to specialist)
Staff Sgt. Calvin Miller, 2nd Infantry Division
KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army) CATEGORY
Cpl. Young Hyun Kang, Eighth Army Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion
2nd Lt. Thomas Schwind, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
WARRANT OFFICER CATEGORY
Warrant Officer Jacob Regan, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade