2017 Warriors

The Warriors who compete in this year’s events at local levels and the Department of Army Best Warrior Competition represent a broad spectrum of the men and women from across the Army and hometowns across America. Each has answered the nation’s call for selfless service and sacrifice. They are standard bearers of the Army Profession.

Warriors competing for the title, “Soldier of the Year,” include the ranks of private through specialist. Warriors competing for the title, “Noncommissioned Officer of the Year,” include ranks corporal through sergeant first class. All Army active duty, National Guard and reserve Soldiers are eligible to compete.

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  • Pfc. Robert W.S. NelsonAMC
    PFC. Robert W.S. Nelson

    Assigned Unit: 688th Rapid Port Opening Element, Fort Eustis, Virginia

    Military Occupation Specialty: Petroleum supply specialist (92F)

    Hometown: Weatherford, Texas

    Year of Enlistment: 2016

  • Staff Sgt. Jared B. CaseyAMC
    Staff Sgt. Jared B. Casey

    Assigned Unit: 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Heuberg, Germany

    Military Occupation Specialty: Contracting professional (51C)

    Hometown: Hennepin, Oklahoma

    Year of Enlistment: 2004

  • Spc. Johnny V. LongARCYBER
    Spc. Johnny V. Long

    Assigned Unit: 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia

    Military Occupation Specialty: Cryptologic Linguist (35P)

    Hometown: Dallas, Texas

    Year of Enlistment: 2013

  • Sgt. Kevin M. BeuseARCYBER
    Sgt. Kevin M. Beuse

    Assigned Unit: 470th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

    Military Occupation Specialty: Intelligence Analyst (35F20)

    Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Year of Enlistment: 2011

  • Sgt. Grant M. ReimersARNG
    Sgt. Grant M. Reimers

    Assigned Unit: 1859th Transportation Light-Medium Truck Company, Reno, Nevada

    Military Occupation Specialty: Motor Transport Operator (88M)

    Hometown: Lake Stevens, Washington

    Year of Enlistment: 2013

  • Staff Sgt. Daniel R. SeboARNG
    Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Sebo

    Assigned Unit: 2-175th Regional Training Institute (Modular Training)

    Military Occupation Specialty: Combat Medic Specialist (68W38)

    Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Year of Enlistment: 2008

  • Cpl. Kristen GrayARNORTH
    Cpl. Kristen Gray

    Assigned Unit: Armed Forces, J8, Soto Cano Air Base Honduras

    Military Occupation Specialty: Financial Management Technician (36B)

    Hometown: Park Ridge, New Jersey

    Year of Enlistment: 2012

  • Staff Sgt. Jody McIlroyARNORTH
    Staff Sgt. Jody McIlroy

    Assigned Unit: Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North

    Military Occupation Specialty: Signals Intelligence Analyst (35N)

    Hometown: Brazoria, Texas

    Year of Enlistment: 2005

  • Sgt. Jared BruceFORSCOM
    Sgt. Jared Bruce

    Assigned Unit: 62nd Engineer Company, Fort Carson, Colorado

    Military Occupation Specialty: Combat Engineer (12B)

    Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado

    Year of Enlistment: 2013

  • Sgt. 1st Class Brendan Shannon FORSCOM
    Sgt. 1st Brendan Shannon

    Assigned Unit: 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

    Military Occupation Specialty: Infantryman (11B)

    Hometown: Resada, California

    Year of Enlistment: 2005

  • Spc. Isaias I. SantiagoMEDCOM
    Spc. Isaias I. Santiago

    Assigned Unit: Training Support Activity, Army Medical Department Center and School Health Readiness Center of Excellence

    Military Occupation Specialty: Combat Medic Specialist (68W)

    Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

    Year of Enlistment: 2014

  • Sgt. 1st Class Christopher TaylorMEDCOM
    Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor

    Assigned Unit: Moncrief Army Health Clinic, Fort Jackson, South Carolina

    Military Occupation Specialty: Health Care Noncommissioned Officer (68W40P)

    Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

    Year of Enlistment: 2005

  • Spc. Charles J. RecordTRADOC
    Spc. Charles J. Record

    Assigned Unit: 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia

    Military Occupation Specialty: Parachute Rigger (92R)

    Hometown: Farmington, Minnesota

    Year of Enlistment: 2015

  • Staff Sgt. Ryan C. McCarthyTRADOC
    Staff Sgt. Ryan C. McCarthy

    Assigned Unit: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

    Military Occupation Specialty: Combat Engineer (12B)

    Hometown: Belgrade Lakes, Maine

    Year of Enlistment: 2008

  • Cpl. Carlo DeldonnoUSARC
    Cpl. Carlo Deldonno

    Assigned Unit: 804th Medical Brigade, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support)

    Military Occupation Specialty: Combat Medic Specialist (68W1P28)

    Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts

    Year of Enlistment: 2014

  • Spc. Kenny OchoaUSARC
    Spc. Kenny Ochoa

    Assigned Unit: 481st Transportation Company (Heavy Boat)

    Military Occupation Specialty: Watercraft Operator (88K12B)

    Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala

    Year of Enlistment: 2014

  • Spc. Jacob A. HenriksenUSAREUR
    Spc. Jacob A. Henriksen

    Assigned Unit: 1-4 Infantry Regiment, Hoenfels, Bavaria

    Military Occupation Specialty: Infantryman (11B)

    Hometown: Lino Lakes, Minnesota

    Year of Enlistment: 2015

  • Sgt. Jonathan J. RenteriaUSAREUR
    Sgt. Jonathan J. Renteria

    Assigned Unit: 517th Geospatial Planning Cell, Vicenza, Italy

    Military Occupation Specialty: Geospatial Engineer (12Y20)

    Hometown: El Paso, Texas

    Year of Enlistment: 2014

  • Spc. Hazen D. HamUSARPAC
    Spc. Hazen D. Ham

    Assigned Unit: 35th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

    Military Occupation Specialty: Infantryman (11B)

    Hometown: Hillsborough, North Carolina

    Year of Enlistment: 2015

  • Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin S. GarciaUSARPAC
    Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin S. Garcia

    Assigned Unit: 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

    Military Occupation Specialty: Infantry (11B)

    Hometown: Jasper, Georgia

    Year of Enlistment: 2007

  • Pfc. Rowan Lovell USASOC
    Pfc. Rowan Lovell

    Assigned Unit: 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia

    Military Occupation Specialty: Infantry (11B)

    Hometown: Morrisville, Vermont

    Year of Enlistment: 2015

  • Staff Sgt. Timothy D. Quigley USASOC
    Staff Sgt. Timothy D. Quigley

    Assigned Unit: 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado

    Military Occupation Specialty: Special Forces Communications Sergeant (18E )

    Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana

    Year of Enlistment: 2007