Combatives, mystery event cap Best Warrior finale

By Fort Lee Public Affairs OfficeOctober 2, 2009

Participants in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition fire at targets as the night sky is illuminated with simulated munitions, adding a breath of realism to the night-fire event.  The competition was held at Fort Lee, Va.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition fire at targets as the night sky is illuminated with simulated munitions, adding a breath of realism to the night-fire event. The competition was held at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Travis Parsons, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, works fast as the competitors encountered a scenario where a combat team sustained multiple injuries during a mortar attack. The warriors are timed and graded on performing first aid on the casualties. This was one of a series of tests during the mystery event Oct. 2, at the conclusion of the U.S. Army Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Travis Parsons, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, works fast as the competitors encountered a scenario where a combat team sustained multiple injuries during a mortar attack. The warriors are timed and graded on performing first aid on the casualties. This was one of a series of tests during the mystery event Oct. 2, at the conclusion of the U.S. Army Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Competitors in the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition face hostile fire as they enter a mock-village scenario on Oct. 2. The 24 competitors spent the final day of challenges as four-person teams working through six missions. The competition was held at Fort Lee, Va.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Competitors in the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition face hostile fire as they enter a mock-village scenario on Oct. 2. The 24 competitors spent the final day of challenges as four-person teams working through six missions. The competition was held at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo Credit: Kimberly Fritz, Fort Lee Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Combatives tournament was the final event at the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. In the end, Sgt. Jonathan Jordan, U.S. Army Medical Command Soldier of the Year (pictured right), defeated Staff Sgt. Lucas Miller, U.S. Army Special Operations Command to claim the Combatives title. The NCO and Soldier of the Year winners will be announced Oct. 5 at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Combatives tournament was the final event at the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. In the end, Sgt. Jonathan Jordan, U.S. Army Medical Command Soldier of the Year (pictured right), defeated Staff Sgt. Lucas Miller, U.S. Army Special Operations Command to claim the Combatives title. The NCO and Soldier of the Year winners will be announced Oct. 5 at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting. (Photo Credit: Molly Rolon, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL