PRMC awards 2015 Best Warrior Competition

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Participants of the 2015 PRMC Best Warrior Competition complete a 12-mile St. Patrick’s Day foot march on the way to the obstacle course, March 17.

Spc. Lauren Cole
Army News Service

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Friday, the Pacific Regional Medical Command honored a medical noncommissioned officer and a junior enlisted for their participation in the 2015 Best Warrior Competition, here, March 16-19.

Pfc. Dillon Biggs and Sgt. Cory Glasgow, both from U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, were presented the PRMC Best Warrior award and will continue on to Medical Command’s BWC in San Antonio, Texas.

This is the second year that USAHC-SB has won both the PRMC junior enlisted and noncommissioned officers’ BWC.

The four-day competition tested eight Soldiers’ Army aptitude, warfare simulation, physical fitness, oral boards and Army Warrior Task and battle drills relevant to today’s operating environment.

Sgt. Cory Bell finishes the last of a series of hurdles, one of the eight obstacle course challenges participants had to overcome before completing the competition. The final course required endurance and a solid knowledge of Army Warrior Tasks.

Sgt. Cory Bell finishes the last of a series of hurdles, one of the eight obstacle course challenges participants had to overcome before completing the competition. The final course required endurance and a solid knowledge of Army Warrior Tasks.

The competition required a tremendous amount of endurance, challenging them to work through tough terrain, harsh weather conditions and a high volume of stress to distinguish them as the best.

“This competition has given me a really good opportunity to advance my career in the Army,” said Lorenzo. “It’s a really challenging competition, but it’s also really rewarding whether you win or lose.”

By maintaining the best score through events, such as a physical fitness test, an oral board, a written test, dominating an obstacle course, day and night land navigation, Army Warriors Task training, and maintaining good sights during a stress shooting event, one noncommissioned officer and one junior enlisted Soldier stood out above the rest.

“The biggest challenge through this whole competition was the competitors. They gave me a real run for the money,” said Glasgow. “I did my best every day. It means a lot to be representing the health clinic again and go to MEDCOM. This has been a humbling experience, and I could not have done it without my NCOs and leadership.”

Biggs stated, “Winning this completion is really motivating. Everyone knows that this is not the end of the road as far as me and Sgt. Glasgow competing. Next up is MEDCOM.

“It was really motivating to be competing alongside such great Soldiers and NCOs during this competition,” Biggs added. “And I can’t wait to represent Schofield Barracks Health Clinic at MEDCOM.”

Low crawling under barbed wire toward the finish line.

Low crawling under barbed wire toward the finish line.

Competitors

The eight competitors follow:

•Pfc. Dillon Biggs and Sgt. Cory Glasgow, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks.

•Pfc. Keith Harding and Staff Sgt. Thomas Khotmanivog, Medical Department Activity-Korea.

•Sgt. Cory Bell and Spc. Alexandria Lorenze, Tripler Army Medical Center.

•Sgt. Frank Tapia and Spc. Derek Winegar, Medical Department Activity-Japan.

 

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