USACAPOC(A) Marches on with Best Warrior

By Sgt First Class Matthew SiemionJune 17, 2010

Spc. Joel Hughes from the 350th Civil Affairs Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company (center) is flanked by fellow competitor Sgt. Roberto Mandes-Ortiz (right) and his sponsor as he races to the finish line during the 10-K "Ruck-march" on here on Jun 16. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. Hughes is competing against 13 other Soldiers and Noncommissioned officers from across the nation in his attempt to take home this year's Best Warrior of the Year Soldier category. USACAPOC(A) is comprised of nearly 12,000 Soldiers in 67 units across 31 states and Puerto Rico.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Joel Hughes from the 350th Civil Affairs Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company (center) is flanked by fellow competitor Sgt. Roberto Mandes-Ortiz (right) and his sponsor as he races to the finish line during the 10-K "Ruck-march" on here on Jun 16. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. Hughes is competing against 13 other Soldiers and Noncommissioned officers from across the nation in his attempt to take home this year's Best Warrior of the Year Soldier category. USACAPOC(A) is comprised of nearly 12,000 Soldiers in 67 units across 31 states and Puerto Rico. (Photo Credit: Sgt First Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Adam Kourelis from the 422 Civil Affairs Battalion is the first to cross the finish line during the 10-K "Ruck-march" on June 16 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. Kourelis is competing against 13 other Soldiers and Noncommissioned officers from across the nation to try to take home this year's Best Warrior of the Year NCO category. The command is comprised of nearly 12,000 Soldiers in 67 units across 31 states and Puerto Rico.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Adam Kourelis from the 422 Civil Affairs Battalion is the first to cross the finish line during the 10-K "Ruck-march" on June 16 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. Kourelis is competing against 13 other Soldiers and Noncommissioned officers from across the nation to try to take home this year's Best Warrior of the Year NCO category. The command is comprised of nearly 12,000 Soldiers in 67 units across 31 states and Puerto Rico. (Photo Credit: Sgt. First Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Charles Brown from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne)'s 1st Training Brigade wearily marches along a predetermined route during the 10-K "Ruck-march" on June, 16 at Fort Bragg, N.C. USACAPOC(A)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. Brown is competing against 13 other Soldiers and Non-commissioned officers from across the nation in an attempt to capture this year's Best Warrior of the Year NCO category.  USACAPOC (A) is home to over 90 percent of the Department of Defense's CA capability and roughly 70 percent of the DOD's PSYOP capability.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Charles Brown from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne)'s 1st Training Brigade wearily marches along a predetermined route during the 10-K "Ruck-march" on June, 16 at Fort Bragg, N.C. USACAPOC(A)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. Brown is competing against 13 other Soldiers and Non-commissioned officers from across the nation in an attempt to capture this year's Best Warrior of the Year NCO category. USACAPOC (A) is home to over 90 percent of the Department of Defense's CA capability and roughly 70 percent of the DOD's PSYOP capability. (Photo Credit: Sgt First Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Jennifer Hoffman (right) from the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion and Spc. Derrick Fritz from the 351 Civil Affairs Command as they start their 10-K "Ruck-march" here on Jun 16 . The pair is competing against 12 other Soldiers and Noncommissioned officers from across the nation to take home this year's Best Warrior of the Year, Soldier or NCO category. U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. USACAPOC is comprised of nearly 12,000 Soldiers in 67 units across 31 states and Puerto Rico.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Jennifer Hoffman (right) from the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion and Spc. Derrick Fritz from the 351 Civil Affairs Command as they start their 10-K "Ruck-march" here on Jun 16 . The pair is competing against 12 other Soldiers and Noncommissioned officers from across the nation to take home this year's Best Warrior of the Year, Soldier or NCO category. U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. USACAPOC is comprised of nearly 12,000 Soldiers in 67 units across 31 states and Puerto Rico. (Photo Credit: Sgt First Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Rebecca Maye from Headquarters and Headquarters Company with the U.S. Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) looks over the route she will take during the 10-K "Ruck-march" on June 16 at Fort Bragg, N.C. USACAPOC(A)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. Maye is competing against 13 other Soldiers and Noncommissioned officers from across the nation in her attempt to take home this year's Best Warrior of the Year Soldier category.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Rebecca Maye from Headquarters and Headquarters Company with the U.S. Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) looks over the route she will take during the 10-K "Ruck-march" on June 16 at Fort Bragg, N.C. USACAPOC(A)'s annual Best Warrior Competition is being hosted here from 14 through 18 June. Maye is competing against 13 other Soldiers and Noncommissioned officers from across the nation in her attempt to take home this year's Best Warrior of the Year Soldier category. (Photo Credit: Sgt First Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL