2023 Best Squad Competition — Day 6

By U.S. ArmyOctober 4, 2023

Staff Sgt. Andre Ewing, a native of Belton, Texas representing the U.S. Army Special Operations Command navigates through a training area with his squad during a situational training exercise in the Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. The teams competing for the BSC include Soldiers from various units and military occupational specialties from across the Army.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Andre Ewing, a native of Belton, Texas representing the U.S. Army Special Operations Command navigates through a training area with his squad during a situational training exercise in the Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. The teams competing for the BSC include Soldiers from various units and military occupational specialties from across the Army. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Benjamin Hale) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Andre Ewing, a native of Belton, Texas representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, inspects a map during a situational training exercise of the Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. The 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 – Staff Sgt. Andre Ewing, a native of Belton, Texas representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, inspects a map during a situational training exercise of the Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. The 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 Pfc. Benjamin Hale) VIEW ORIGINAL
A 2023 Best Squad Competition team gathers to plan before beginning a land navigation exercise at Camp Oliver, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. Twelve teams from across the U.S. Army completed the exercise as part of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition here. A development team with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is attending the competition to assess the real-world applicability of the Health Readiness and Performance System (HRAPS) during training and operations. HRAPS is a wearable device to help frontline medical providers and commanders monitor service members’ physiological responses to rigorous activities during both training and combat. Once fielded, HRAPS may help reduce the risk of non-battle injuries, including heatstroke and overexertion, by providing near-real-time physiological data to help leaders recognize serious medical conditions needing immediate treatment before they become critical. USAMMDA, the DoD’s premier developer of world-class military medical capabilities, develops, delivers, and fields critical drugs, vaccines, biologics, devices, and medical support equipment to protect and preserve the lives of Warfighters across the globe.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A 2023 Best Squad Competition team gathers to plan before beginning a land navigation exercise at Camp Oliver, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. Twelve teams from across the U.S. Army completed the exercise as part of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition here. A development team with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is attending the competition to assess the real-world applicability of the Health Readiness and Performance System (HRAPS) during training and operations. HRAPS is a wearable device to help frontline medical providers and commanders monitor service members’ physiological responses to rigorous activities during both training and combat. Once fielded, HRAPS may help reduce the risk of non-battle injuries, including heatstroke and overexertion, by providing near-real-time physiological data to help leaders recognize serious medical conditions needing immediate treatment before they become critical. USAMMDA, the DoD’s premier developer of world-class military medical capabilities, develops, delivers, and fields critical drugs, vaccines, biologics, devices, and medical support equipment to protect and preserve the lives of Warfighters across the globe. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by T.T. Parish) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Military District of Washington 2023 Best Squad Competition team gathers for a patrol brief before beginning a land navigation exercise at Camp Oliver, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. Twelve teams from across the U.S. Army completed the exercise as part of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition here. A development team with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is attending the competition to assess the real-world applicability of the Health Readiness and Performance System (HRAPS) during training and operations. HRAPS is a wearable device to help frontline medical providers and commanders monitor service members’ physiological responses to rigorous activities during both training and combat. Once fielded, HRAPS may help reduce the risk of non-battle injuries, including heatstroke and overexertion, by providing near-real-time physiological data to help leaders recognize serious medical conditions needing immediate treatment before they become critical. USAMMDA, the DoD’s premier developer of world-class military medical capabilities, develops, delivers, and fields critical drugs, vaccines, biologics, devices, and medical support equipment to protect and preserve the lives of Warfighters across the globe.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Military District of Washington 2023 Best Squad Competition team gathers for a patrol brief before beginning a land navigation exercise at Camp Oliver, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. Twelve teams from across the U.S. Army completed the exercise as part of the 2023 Army Best Squad Competition here. A development team with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is attending the competition to assess the real-world applicability of the Health Readiness and Performance System (HRAPS) during training and operations. HRAPS is a wearable device to help frontline medical providers and commanders monitor service members’ physiological responses to rigorous activities during both training and combat. Once fielded, HRAPS may help reduce the risk of non-battle injuries, including heatstroke and overexertion, by providing near-real-time physiological data to help leaders recognize serious medical conditions needing immediate treatment before they become critical. USAMMDA, the DoD’s premier developer of world-class military medical capabilities, develops, delivers, and fields critical drugs, vaccines, biologics, devices, and medical support equipment to protect and preserve the lives of Warfighters across the globe. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by T.T. Parish) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Soldiers participate in night operational boat movements during the Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. Soldiers embody the Army’s ethos during this competition. The Warrior Ethos states, "I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. 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.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers participate in night operational boat movements during the Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. Soldiers embody the Army’s ethos during this competition. The Warrior Ethos states, "I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. 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 Spc. Cody Rich) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Joshua Williams, a native of Kingston, Jamaica representing U.S. Army Futures Command, pulls security during a situational training exercise of the Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. This event required squads to perform squad-level tasks as they navigated through Fort Stewart’s training area.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Joshua Williams, a native of Kingston, Jamaica representing U.S. Army Futures Command, pulls security during a situational training exercise of the Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2023. This event required squads to perform squad-level tasks as they navigated through Fort Stewart’s training area. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Griffen) VIEW ORIGINAL