RHC-P competes in 2016 Best Warrior Competition

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Photo by Spc. Angelique Jefferson, U.S. Army Health Clinici-Schofield Barracks During day-two of the RHC-P's Best Warrior Competition on April 5, 2016, Sgt. William Swanson, Madigan Army Medical Center navigates the obstacle course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Photo by Spc. Angelique Jefferson, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks
During day-two of the RHC-P’s Best Warrior Competition on April 5, 2016, Sgt. William Swanson, Madigan Army Medical Center navigates the obstacle course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Emily Yeh
Army News Service

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — During the week of April 2-7, a total of 14 noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from across the Regional Health Command-Pacific competed in the 2016 Best Warrior Competition, here and at Tripler Army Medical Center.

The four-day competition tested the warriors’ physical fitness, warfare aptitude, and navigation and leadership skills, including oral and written exams.

Competitors were required to demonstrate a tremendous amount of endurance, challenging them in a tropical environment and putting them through a high level of stress to distinguish who would become the best warrior.

Staff Sgt. Cory Glasgow, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, and Spc. Milos Drljic, Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, came out on top as the RHC-P’s 2016 best warriors.

Right — Sgt. Diedra Konicki, MEDDAC-AK, locates her next target during the Army Warrior Task and Battle Drills event, April 7. Konicki and other RHC-P warriors competed for four days in what is considered the “Super Bowl” of Army competitions.

Sgt. Diedra Konicki, MEDDAC-AK, locates her next target during the Army Warrior Task and Battle Drills event, April 7. Konicki and other RHC-P warriors competed for four days in what is considered the “Super Bowl” of Army competitions.

On April 8, the competitors were honored at a ceremony hosted by Command Sgt. Maj. Richard F. Watson III, RHC-P’s senior enlisted adviser. During the ceremony, Watson lauded this year’s competitors, describing the warriors as physically fit, mentally astute and resilient. He also emphasized that each of the warriors were fierce and unrelenting in battle, demonstrating the warrior ethos of “never quit.”

Combatives

Combatives

Throughout the competition, the RHC-P competitors embodied the Warrior Ethos, demonstrated their commitment to Army values and represented the force of the future.

Glasgow and Drljic will represent RHC-P, competing against fellow medical command best warriors, this spring.

The BWC is considered the “Super Bowl” of Army competitions, bringing together the best warriors from across the Army.

 

Competitors

Sgt. Jounel Bennett, Dental Health Command-Pacific (DHC-P)

Spc. Samuel Costa, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks

Pfc. Samuel Crippen, Medical Department Activity-Alaska (MEDDAC-AK)

Spc. Julian Gaskin, MEDDAC-Japan

Spc. Joshua Knox, Public Health Command-Pacific (PHC-P)

Spc. Joshua Knox, DHC-P

Sgt. Diedra Konicki, MEDDAC-AK

Staff Sgt. Christopher Nieger-Bickham, 18th Medical Command

Sgt. Autaya Phillips, Public Health Command-Pacific

Pfc. Mitchell Salyers, MEDDAC-K

Sgt. William Swanson, Madigan Army Medical Center

Sgt. Xiaobin Wu, Tripler Army Medical Center

Ceremony

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