REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama (May 12, 2023) – Army Contracting Command officials named the winner of the 2023 ACC Best Warrior Competition after a weeklong gauntlet of events challenging the seven Soldiers vying for the title May 12 at the Headquarters ACC atrium.
Sgt. 1st Class Sungkoo Jung, a contracting NCO with the 418th Contracting Support Brigade and assigned to the 902nd Contracting Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, is the 2023 ACC Best Warrior. He was chosen among seven Soldiers in a fierce competition to select the best qualified NCO to represent ACC at the 2023 Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition beginning in late July.
The runner up for the ACC 2023 Best Warrior Competition is Staff Sgt. Timothy Hollingsworth from the 411th Contracting Support Brigade based at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.
The ACC Best Warrior Competition tested these elite warriors’ aptitude and Soldier skills, and they were pushed to the limit, said Col. Robert Miceli, the ACC deputy commander for overseas operations. “This fierce competition tested these incredible NCOs physically and mentally. Not only does it test the Soldiers’ ability to perform tactical survival skills based on Army warrior tasks and battle drills, but also it confirms that our 51-Charlies are professional Soldiers who are ready to fight and win tonight. Readiness is the cornerstone to Army success today, and these seven warriors showed that they and all of the Acquisition Corps are more than ready to provide critical organizational contracting support for any mission our nation calls us to accomplish.”
The best warrior competition consisted of multiple events in which Soldiers were evaluated, including the Army Combat Fitness Test, 8-mile road march, weapons qualification, warrior task and battle drills, and land navigation. Additionally, competitors went before a formal board of ACC senior NCOs and completed a written test and essay.
“Sergeant Jung is the complete Soldier and earned the title as ACC’s best NCO,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Julie Saorrono, the ACC command sergeant major. “Sergeant Jung proved this week through intense evaluations that he has incredible knowledge, is very articulate, physically strong and represents what the 51-Charlie career field is all about. I am completely confident that Sergeant Jung and Sergeant Hollingsworth will make ACC proud and will represent the command well at the AMC Best Warrior Competition.”
The other Soldiers in the 2023 competition were Staff Sgt. Mamadou Diallo from the 408th CSB, Staff Sgt. Melissa McDaniel from the 409th CSB, Staff Sgt. Glennis Kanaerodrigues from the 413th CSB, Staff Sgt. Doyle Galvin from the 414th CSB, and Staff Sgt. Comlan Affo from the 419th CSB.
About Army Contracting Command
The Army Contracting Command is headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. From food and clothing to bullets and bombs; from tanks and trucks to boats and aircraft; from Soldiers' weapons to the installations where they work and live with their families, ACC ensures Soldiers have what they need to be successful. As the Army's principal buying agent, ACC supports Army readiness and modernization by using best practices and expert-level oversight to provide warfighters with premier contracting support. The command accomplishes its global operational missions with a professional workforce of Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, foreign local nationals and contractors at more than 100 locations worldwide.