U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Jonathon Chacon, a civil affairs specialist with the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Upland, Calif., directs from the ground as his team, Spc. Jackson W. Daab, a civil affairs specialist with the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Buckeye, Ariz., Staff Sgt. Marco Campos, a wheel vehicle mechanic with 410th Civil Affairs Battalion, El Paso, Texas, and Spc. Timothy Lowitzer, 1001st Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Training Company, Trenton, N.J., work to successfully conquer the final wall during the confidence course portion of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., held April 8-11. Competitors navigated the course as a team, relying on each other to successfully complete certain sections of the course as well as contributing individually to the timed event. The USACAPOC (A) BWC enhances basic Soldier skills and individual readiness tasks needed to adapt to the ever-changing operational environment. The top Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer who earn the title of "Best Warrior" will go on to represent USACAPOC(A) at the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition later this summer at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin.
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Jackson W. Daab (left), a civil affairs specialist with the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Buckeye, Ariz., and Staff Sgt. Jonathon Chacon (right), a civil affairs specialist with the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Upland, Calif., pull Spc. Timothy Lowitzer (center), 1001st Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Training Company, Trenton, N.J., to the top of the final wall during the confidence course portion of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., held April 8-11. Competitors navigated the course as a team, relying on each other to successfully complete certain sections of the course as well as contributing individually to the timed event. The USACAPOC(A) BWC enhances basic Soldier skills and individual readiness tasks needed to adapt to the ever changing operational environment. The top Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer who earn the title of "Best Warrior" will go on to represent USACAPOC(A) at the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition later this summer at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin.
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Daniel Bush, a civil affairs specialist with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, 353rd Civil Affairs Command, gets an assist from Staff Sgt. Natalie N. Tedesco, a psychological operations specialist from the 303rd Psychological Operations Company (Tactical), 2nd Psychological Operations Group, during the Fit to Win confidence course portion of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 8-11. The USACAPOC(A) BWC enhances basic Soldier skills and individual readiness tasks needed to adapt to the ever-changing operational environment. The top Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer who earn the title of "Best Warrior" will go on to represent USACAPOC (A) at the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition later this summer at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin.
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Jonathon P. Chacon, civil affairs specialist with the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Upland, Calif., talks through evaluating “casualty” Staff Sgt. Valery Valtrain, an intelligence analyst with the 151st Theater Information Operations Group, Fort Totten, N.Y., as team member, Spc. Timothy J. Lowitzer, a civil affairs specialist with the 1001st Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Training Company, Trenton, N.J., looks on. The team ran through several drills prior to navigating the Medical Simulation Training Facility (MSFT) training lanes as part of the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., held April 8-11. Competitors navigated the lanes individually, providing immediate combat life-saving measures to a simulated casualty while being evaluated on their medical evacuation techniques and casualty care skills. The USACAPOC(A) BWC enhances basic Soldier skills and individual readiness tasks needed to adapt to the ever changing operational environment. The top Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer who earn the title of "Best Warrior" will go on to represent USACAPOC(A) at the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition later this summer at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin.
Staff Sgt. Natalie Tedesco, left, a psychological operations specialist with the 303rd Psychological Operations Company, receives an award from Command Sgt. Maj, Petter Trotter, the senior enlisted advisor of U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), for competing during the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in competitors from across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Chacon, left, a civil affairs specialist with the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), is awarded a plaque from Command Sgt. Maj, Petter Trotter, the senior enlisted leader of United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), for being named NCO of the Year during the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in competitors from across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Jaime Delgado, left, a civil affairs specialist with the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, is awarded an army commendation medal from Command Sgt. Maj, Petter Trotter, the senior enlisted leader of United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), for being named Soldier of the Year during the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in competitors from across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj, Petter Trotter, the senior enlisted leader of U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), congratulates the competing participants of the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in competitors from across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.
The award plaque for NCO of the Year for the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in competitors from across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Jeffery Farris, right, the commanding general of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, gives a speech during the award ceremony for the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in competitors from across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj, Petter Trotter, the senior enlisted leader of United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), gives a speech during the award ceremony for the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in competitors from across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Michael R. Mielke, senior enlisted advisor for the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, speaks during the award ceremony for the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in the best Soldiers across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior” among their peers after being evaluated on their individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical abilities under stress and extreme fatigue.
U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj, Petter Trotter (left), the senior enlisted advisor for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Brig. Gen. Jeffery Farris (center), commanding general of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael R. Mielke (right), senior enlisted advisor for the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, begin the award ceremony to finish the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in the best Soldiers across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior” among their peers after being evaluated on their individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical abilities under stress and extreme fatigue.
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