NEWS | April 23, 2021

MIRC Best Warrior Competition 2021

By Spc. Travis Terreo Military Intelligence Readiness Command

Competitors from the 301st Military Intelligence Battalion, 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, 383rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 336th Military Intelligence Brigade, and 505th Military Intelligence Brigade gathered here Saturday to compete in the Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC), Best Warrior Competition (BWC).

The MIRC, located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, oversees seven brigades located across the United States and abroad. Despite the distances separating them, Soldiers representing those brigades come together each year for the MIRC BWC.

During the BWC participating Soldiers compete in a variety of events intended to test their capabilities and combat-readiness, as well as help to determine which Soldier will be named the MIRC’s Best Warrior. The event spanned from April 17, 2021, until April 23, 2021.

During the weeklong BWC, Soldiers complete tasks such as weapon qualification, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, ruck marches, and various mystery events. These tasks help demonstrate the high level of readiness of each of these highly trained, disciplined, and fit Soldiers.

Each Soldier competing in the MIRC BWC has already succeeded in winning BWCs at the Battalion and Brigade levels before competing at the division level. Once this competition is complete, the Soldier named MIRC Best Warrior will continue onward to perform at the United States Army Reserve Command’s BWC.

BWCs provide the opportunity for Soldiers to engage in friendly competition and to demonstrate their proficiency with Army warrior tasks and battle drills, as well as being a part of a long-held tradition in the United States Army and Army Reserve.