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    807th Medical Command (Deployment Support)

    807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Best Warrior Competition

    Photo By Spc. RONALD BELL | At the 2019 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Best Warrior Competition at...... read more read more



    Story by Spc. RONALD BELL 

    807th Medical Command (Deployment Support)

    Salt Lake City - The 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) hosted the Best Warrior Competition event at Camp Williams, Utah, along with the 76th Operational Response Command. This event is comprised of different warrior tasks and lasts over the course of about one week. The competitors participated in M4 and M9 qualification, land navigation, night land navigation, CBRN (tear gas chamber) training, basic combat life saver, military bearing appearance board, essay writing, and culminated in a mystery team event – patrol under fire.

    This year’s mystery event was a mission to gather intelligence from a village elder. The teams were tasked to maneuver to the village, meet an under cover CIA agent (role player), and gather the information from the elder. While meeting with the elder the teams brought supplies to trade for as much information as possible. During this entire event they had to respond to direct and indirect fire.

    Master Sgt. Robert Kilgallon, the 807th MC(DS) Senior Healthcare Non-commissioned Officer, stated that soldiers find out they can do more than they thought they could.

    “Some weaknesses become their strength and some of their strengths become… stronger,” said Kilgallon.

    Competition winners go on to compete at the next higher level, U.S. Army Reserve Command. Which at this level compete against other U.S. Army Reserve soldiers who do not provide medical services. After which if they win go on to compete at the Department of the Army competition.



    Date Taken: 04.06.2019
    Date Posted: 04.12.2019 13:15
    Story ID: 317185
    Location: CAMP WILLIAMS, UT, US 
    Hometown: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US

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