Sgt. Justin D. Scotch, 962nd Ordnance Company, completes the run event for the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first of 12 challenges planned for the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command 2012 Best Warrior competition. The newly promoted sergeant set high expectations for the experience. “This is my fifth time going through this,” he said, “so I’ve learned something new in every single part of this competition; whether it’s learning new skills for my land nav … [or] meeting new people. It’s just been a great event. There’s nothing bad I can say about this competition.” Held from March 29-April 1, at Fort Dix, N.J., the competition tested Scotch and 11 other soldiers in day and night land navigation, weapons qualification, a 10-mile road march, and a range of Army Warrior Tasks. Competitors were also required to take a written exam, submit an essay and appear before a board of Sergeants Major. This year, the “Soldier of the Year” victory went to Spc. Christopher P. Fitt, 439th Quartermaster Company. Staff Sgt. John W. Schillereff, 38th Regional Support Group, won “Best Warrior” title for the non-commissioned officers. The two winners advance to the 377th Theater Sustainment Command Best Warrior competition.
|Date Posted:||04.02.2012 14:42|
|Location:||FORT DIX, NJ, US|
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