2023 Best Squad Competition — Day 2

By U.S. ArmyOctober 4, 2023

Pfc. Matthew Kirsop, a native of Delaware, Ohio, representing U.S. Army Pacific Command puts on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) gear during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 U.S. Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2023. There are four tenets of a lethal squad: cohesive, highly trained, disciplined, and fit.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Matthew Kirsop, a native of Delaware, Ohio, representing U.S. Army Pacific Command puts on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) gear during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 U.S. Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2023. There are four tenets of a lethal squad: cohesive, highly trained, disciplined, and fit. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Oller) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Miko Hawk, a native of Redondo Beach, California, representing the Military District of Washington, notes sectors of fire for his M240B medium machine gun during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2023. This is the second year in a row with a revamped competition that meets the ever changing needs of the Army to continue building cohesive teams. The Army’s BSC expands upon the established legacy of the Best Warrior Competition by highlighting tight-knit groups of professionals who treat each other with dignity and respect, have high esprit de corps and are highly trained.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Miko Hawk, a native of Redondo Beach, California, representing the Military District of Washington, notes sectors of fire for his M240B medium machine gun during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2023. This is the second year in a row with a revamped competition that meets the ever changing needs of the Army to continue building cohesive teams. The Army’s BSC expands upon the established legacy of the Best Warrior Competition by highlighting tight-knit groups of professionals who treat each other with dignity and respect, have high esprit de corps and are highly trained. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cody Rich) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Rollian Morgan, a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, representing U.S. Army Futures Command, moves under simulated direct fire during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 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.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Rollian Morgan, a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, representing U.S. Army Futures Command, moves under simulated direct fire during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 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. Cody Rich) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Bradley Joseph, a native of Miami, Florida, representing Army Training and Doctrine Command camouflages his face during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 U.S. Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2023. During Best Squad Competition, squads complete a fitness assessment, 12-mile foot march, weapons proficiency, hands-on Squad tasks, written exam, and essay, and culminate with a board interview with sergeants major from across the Army.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Bradley Joseph, a native of Miami, Florida, representing Army Training and Doctrine Command camouflages his face during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 U.S. Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2023. During Best Squad Competition, squads complete a fitness assessment, 12-mile foot march, weapons proficiency, hands-on Squad tasks, written exam, and essay, and culminate with a board interview with sergeants major from across the Army. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Oller) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Andre Ewing, a native of Belton, Texas, representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, notes range of fire for his M240B machine gun during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 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.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Andre Ewing, a native of Belton, Texas, representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, notes range of fire for his M240B machine gun during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 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. Cody Rich) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Shane Moon, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, representing Army Cyber Command reacts to direct fire during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2023. The Warrior Ethos states, "I will always place the mission first, I will never accept defeat, I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade." This Ethos is a set of principles by which every Soldier lives and embodies the squad mentality and spirit. This Ethos bonds the squad.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Shane Moon, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, representing Army Cyber Command reacts to direct fire during the patrol lanes portion of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2023. The Warrior Ethos states, "I will always place the mission first, I will never accept defeat, I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade." This Ethos is a set of principles by which every Soldier lives and embodies the squad mentality and spirit. This Ethos bonds the squad. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jonathon Downs) VIEW ORIGINAL