Sgt. Jestin A. Llewellyn (right), 55th Sustainment Brigade, plots points on his map in preparation for the day land navigation event during the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command 2012 Best Warrior competition. Llewellyn will be completing his Bachelor of Science this year and plans to continue to Officer Candidate School. He relished the challenges presented during the competition, to include weapons qualification with both the M4 Carbine and the Beretta M9 pistol. “I’m very competitive, so if someone does better than me, it’ll always drive me even harder to try for the next event,” he said. “ … to push myself, because it’s mind over body; your body will always quit before your mind. Your mind can make your body do phenomenal things.” Held from March 29-April 1 at Fort Dix, N.J., the competition tested Llewellyn 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 14:39|
|Location:||FORT DIX, NJ, US|
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