Army Reserve Soldiers put warrior skills to the test in joint command competition
Army Reserve Spc. Austin Boussou, a wheeled-vehicle mechanic and native of the Ivory Coast, Africa, assigned to the 314th Chemical Company, 92nd Chemical Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, 76th Operational Response Command walks uphill as he nears the finish of an eight-mile ruck march as part of a joint command Best Warrior competition at Camp Williams, Utah March 23. Nearly 20 Soldiers from around the country have come together to compete in four-days of intense challenges ranging from 12-mile ruck marches, to weapons marksmanship, drill and ceremony, written essays, day and night land navigation and a host of basic Soldiering skills as they vie to rise above their competitors and claim the title of their command’s Best Warrior. The event is the preliminary competition for the annual Best Warrior Competition held by the U.S. Army Reserve Command later this year. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)