2023 Best Squad Competition — Day 1

By U.S. ArmySeptember 27, 2023

A U.S. Army Soldier participating in the 2023 Best Squad Competiton draws coordinates during the night land navigation event, on Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26. 2023. Each Soldier's individual readiness is vital to the effectiveness of the squad and readiness of the Army as a whole. An important element in maintaining that edge is physical readiness — maintaining the level of fitness required to effectively perform your duties as a Soldier and a member of a team.
A U.S. Army Soldier participating in the 2023 Best Squad Competiton draws coordinates during the night land navigation event, on Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26. 2023. Each Soldier's individual readiness is vital to the effectiveness of the squad and readiness of the Army as a whole. An important element in maintaining that edge is physical readiness — maintaining the level of fitness required to effectively perform your duties as a Soldier and a member of a team. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Theron Smith) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Toby Jones, a native of San Diego representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, checks his map before starting the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26, 2023. During Best Squad Competition, squads complete a fitness assessment, 12-mile foot march, weapons proficiency, and hands-on Squad tasks.
Sgt. Toby Jones, a native of San Diego representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, checks his map before starting the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26, 2023. During Best Squad Competition, squads complete a fitness assessment, 12-mile foot march, weapons proficiency, and hands-on Squad tasks. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Duke Edwards) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Ryan Cardiff, a native of Albany, New York representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command, navigates the land navigation portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26, 2023. The competition tests the squad’s proficiency in their warrior tasks and battle drills and identifies the most cohesive, highly trained, disciplined, and fit team that is ready to fight and win – while demonstrating commitment to the Army Values and Warrior Ethos.
Staff Sgt. Ryan Cardiff, a native of Albany, New York representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command, navigates the land navigation portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26, 2023. The competition tests the squad’s proficiency in their warrior tasks and battle drills and identifies the most cohesive, highly trained, disciplined, and fit team that is ready to fight and win – while demonstrating commitment to the Army Values and Warrior Ethos. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Duke Edwards) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jesse Hylton, a native of Interlachen, Florida representing Army Futures Command, plots coordinates during the land navigation portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26, 2023. The Soldiers competing for Best Squad are composed of teams from various units and military occupational specialties from across the Army.
Staff Sgt. Jesse Hylton, a native of Interlachen, Florida representing Army Futures Command, plots coordinates during the land navigation portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26, 2023. The Soldiers competing for Best Squad are composed of teams from various units and military occupational specialties from across the Army. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Duke Edwards) VIEW ORIGINAL
Left to right, Spc. Ousmane Drame, a native of Dakar, Senegal; Spc. Rollian Morgan, a native of Sevierville, Tennessee; and Sgt. Joshua Williams, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, all representing Army Futures Command, receive coordinates for a land navigation course during the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26 2023. The competition tests the squad’s proficiency in their warrior tasks and battle drills and identifies the most cohesive, highly trained, disciplined, and fit team that is ready to fight and win — while demonstrating commitment to the Army Values and Warrior Ethos.
Left to right, Spc. Ousmane Drame, a native of Dakar, Senegal; Spc. Rollian Morgan, a native of Sevierville, Tennessee; and Sgt. Joshua Williams, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, all representing Army Futures Command, receive coordinates for a land navigation course during the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26 2023. The competition tests the squad’s proficiency in their warrior tasks and battle drills and identifies the most cohesive, highly trained, disciplined, and fit team that is ready to fight and win — while demonstrating commitment to the Army Values and Warrior Ethos. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Hans Williams) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Hayse Jorgensen, a native of Mason City, Iowa representing the Military District of Washington, looks through his compass during the land navigation portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26, 2023. The competition tests the squad’s proficiency in their warrior tasks and battle drills and identifies the most cohesive, highly trained, disciplined and fit team that is ready to fight and win — while demonstrating commitment to the Army Values and Warrior Ethos.
Spc. Hayse Jorgensen, a native of Mason City, Iowa representing the Military District of Washington, looks through his compass during the land navigation portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 26, 2023. The competition tests the squad’s proficiency in their warrior tasks and battle drills and identifies the most cohesive, highly trained, disciplined and fit team that is ready to fight and win — while demonstrating commitment to the Army Values and Warrior Ethos. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Duke Edwards) VIEW ORIGINAL