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Army Reserve 2020 Best Warrior Competition

Approximately 40 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from across the nation travelled to compete in the 2020 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin in September 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.

The following events are included.

September 5, 2020

  • Confidence and Conditioning Courses
    Segment by Sgt. Rachel Diehm, Sgt. William Ploeg, Spc. Larissa Peterson, and Sgt. John Berry

  • Swim Test - Segment by Sgt. William Ploeg

  • Army Combat Fitness Test and German Basic Fitness Test - Segment by Sgt. Rachel Diehm and Sgt. William Ploeg

September 6, 2020

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care - Segment by Sgt. Rachel Diehm

  • M4 and M17 Qualification - The M17 portion of the event includes qualifying for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and standard Army pistol qualification. The M4 event features the Army’s new barricade qualification standards with prone unsupported, prone supported, kneeling supported, standing supported, and a simulated chemical attack. Segment by Sgt. John Berry and Spc. Larissa Peterson

  • 12 Mile Ruck March - Segment by Sgt. John Berry, Sgt. Rachel Diehm, Spc. Larissa Peterson and Sgt. William Ploeg

September 7, 2020

  • Ultimate Training Munitions - Segment by Sgt. Rachel Diehm and Sgt. William Ploeg

  • Weapons Proficiency - M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, M240B, M26 Shotgun, and M320 Grenade Launcher
    Segment by Sgt. John Berry, Sgt. Rachel Diehm, Spc. Larissa Peterson and Sgt. William Ploeg

  • 3 Gun Competition - Using the M26 shotgun, M17 Pistol, M3 Carbine
    Segment by Sgt. John Berry, Sgt. Rachel Diehm, Spc. Larissa Peterson and Sgt. William Ploeg

September 8, 2020

  • Military Police Lanes - A simulated military police exercise in the town of CACTF with an entry control point, a lively town square, celebratory gunfire, high value targets, and hidden tunnels to weapon caches.
    Segment by Sgt. John Berry and Spc. Larissa Peterson

  • Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Operation - Segment by Sgt. William Ploeg and Sgt. Rachel Diehm

  • Night Shoot - Soldiers fire under the cover of darkness with the assistance of tube flares to illuminate targets on a 300-meter range. Segment by Sgt. William Ploeg and Sgt. Rachel Diehm

September 10, 2020
Winners ... 2020 Army Reserve Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year (Staff Sgt. Benjamin L. Latham) and Soldier of the Year (Spc. Stanley T. Thompson)

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