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Spc. Stanley T. Thompson (left), a U.S. Army Reserve indirect fire infantryman from Sacramento, California, representing the 95th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training), receives the Army Commendation Medal and a trophy from Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, U.S. Army Reserve command sergeant major, for winning Soldier of the Year in the 2020 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Sept. 10. More than 40 Soldiers from across the nation traveled to compete in this year’s Best Warrior, hosted from Sept. 4-10, 2020. The 2020 BWC is an annual competition that brings in the best Soldiers across the U.S. Army Reserve to earn the title of “Best Warrior” among their peers. Competitors are evaluated on their individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, which test their technical and tactical abilities under stress and extreme fatigue. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)