2023 Best Squad Competition — Day 5

By U.S. ArmyOctober 4, 2023

Soldiers representing commands from across the Army conduct a ruck march during the Army Best Squad Competition at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2023. Teams are comprised of various units and military occupational specialties from across the Army.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers representing commands from across the Army conduct a ruck march during the Army Best Squad Competition at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2023. Teams are comprised of various units and military occupational specialties from across the Army. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Hans Williams) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers participate in a physical challenge event during the Army Best Squad Competition at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2023. There are four tenets of a lethal squad; cohesive, highly trained, disciplined, and fit, which includes physical, mental, social, and spiritual.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers participate in a physical challenge event during the Army Best Squad Competition at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2023. There are four tenets of a lethal squad; cohesive, highly trained, disciplined, and fit, which includes physical, mental, social, and spiritual. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Molly Morrow) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Joshua Williams, a native of Kingston, Jamaica representing U.S. Army Futures Command, completes a timed weapons assembly test using his M4 carbine during the Army Best Squad Competition at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2023. Competitors can earn their respective Expert Infantryman, Expert Solder and Expert Field Medical Badges by meeting the specific requirements. These badges are awarded for mastery of critical tasks that build the core foundation of individual proficiency.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Joshua Williams, a native of Kingston, Jamaica representing U.S. Army Futures Command, completes a timed weapons assembly test using his M4 carbine during the Army Best Squad Competition at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2023. Competitors can earn their respective Expert Infantryman, Expert Solder and Expert Field Medical Badges by meeting the specific requirements. These badges are awarded for mastery of critical tasks that build the core foundation of individual proficiency. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Hans Williams) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers participate in a physical challenge event during the Army Best Squad Competition at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, Sept. 30, 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.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers participate in a physical challenge event during the Army Best Squad Competition at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, Sept. 30, 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. Molly Morrow) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Everett Bettencourt, a native of Kealakekua, Hawaii, representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, fires at a target during the stress shoot event of the Army Best Squad Competition at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2023. The competition 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.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Everett Bettencourt, a native of Kealakekua, Hawaii, representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, fires at a target during the stress shoot event of the Army Best Squad Competition at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2023. The competition 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 Pfc. Elisha Hall) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers representing Army Materiel Command deadlift over 450lbs in unison as part of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition during a functional fitness event at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, Sept. 30. “Don’t be afraid of new experiences, because this has been one of the greatest experiences in my military career,” said Sgt. Carlos Cardona, military police officer with U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Installation Management Command.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers representing Army Materiel Command deadlift over 450lbs in unison as part of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition during a functional fitness event at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, Sept. 30. “Don’t be afraid of new experiences, because this has been one of the greatest experiences in my military career,” said Sgt. Carlos Cardona, military police officer with U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Installation Management Command. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Daniel Malta) VIEW ORIGINAL