GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - “Soldiers never fight alone” reaches far beyond an event description excerpt; it is the motivation of what the Army recognizes as the most influential level of leadership. This is why eight squads will compete in the 96-hour U.S. Army Europe and Africa Best Squad Competition, Aug. 8-12, at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The winning squad will advance and compete in the Department of the Army-level Best Squad Competition later this fall.
Talking about the competition, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeremiah E. Inman, U.S. Army Europe and Africa command sergeant major, said “We have close to 50 tasks and multiple training lanes that they'll have to go through…it’s going to be a great competition.” A few of the tasks include, but are not limited to, the Army Combat Fitness Test, various warrior task and battle drills, scenario-based marksmanship training, a foot march, leadership assessments, and various tactical combat casualty care tasks.
The eight competing squads represent various U.S. Army Europe and Africa major subordinate commands and direct-supporting organizations: V Corps; U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa; 56th Artillery Command; 7th Army Training Command; 21st Theater Sustainment Command; 2nd Theater Signal Brigade; and 66th Military Intelligence Brigade.
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