The Warrior Way
Soldiers from the Army National Guard recently got together to find out who’s the best.
It lasts four days, and as you probably can imagine, it involves the following categories: shoot, move, survive, communicate, adapt. It’s called the Best Warrior Competition, and the Oregon Army National Guard recently hosted the regional round at Camp Rilea. Thirteen service members from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming and Oregon met for a chance to advance to the national round. We had the honor of sponsoring this event, and here’s a tiny sample of the things they had to do:
- Engage Targets with M9 Pistol
- Correct Malfunctions on an M16-Series Rifle/M4-Series Carbine
- Employ Hand Grenades
- Determine a Magnetic Azimuth Using a Lensatic Compass
- Move Under Direct Fire
- React to Possible Improvised Explosive Device
- Issue Fragmentary Order
- Participate in a Media Interview
And it’s all followed by a test in specific knowledge categories. For example:
All of which is pretty awesome. It also begs the question: what did you do last weekend?