2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition
U.S. Army Spc. Pateh Jawo, a medical laboratory specialist from Bronx, New York, with the 7387th Blood Detachment, U.S. Army Reserve Medical Command, performs a low crawl on obstacle four of the Fort Bragg Air Assault School Obstacle Course. Touching the barbed wire with any part of their body during this lane results in disqualification, requiring the competitor to be returned to the beginning of the lane to try again or continue with a loss of points. Thirty-six warriors continue to vie for the title of United States Army Reserve Best Warrior during the grueling multifaceted competition that has so far included elements of physical training, weapons marksmanship and familiarization, warrior tasks and battle drills, essay writing, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge testing and many other events. The competition began 9 June and will conclude with an awards luncheon 15 June, 2018 (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Lisa M. Litchfield/released).