FORT HOOD, TX — The 2019 III Corps Best Warrior Competition is an annual competition that tests Soldiers tactical and basic soldiering skills, with Soldiers for the III Corps competition representing five installations: Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Riley, Kansas; and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
There is a winner selected as the Soldier of the Year and the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. The winners will go on to compete at the U.S. Forces Command level competition.
The competition events occurred over four days and included a modified fitness test, combatives instruction, day and night land navigation, situational training lanes, 12-mile ruck march, weapons skills (M4 rifle, M9 pistol, and M240B machine gun), Army Combat Fitness Test, and a board appearance.
III Corps Soldier of the Year 2019
Spc. David Chambers
MOS: 11B - Infantryman
Position: Fire Team Leader
Hometown: Sugarland, Texas
Unit: C Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment
Installation: Fort Hood, TX
III Corps NCO of the Year 2019
Staff Sgt. Michael Nixon
MOS: 11B - Infantryman or MWD
Position: Squad Leader
Hometown: Gulf Breeze, Florida
Unit: 226th Military Police Detachment, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade
Installation: Fort Hood, Texas