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Fort Hood wins III Corps Best Warrior Week Competition

Posted at 10:11 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 19:24:38-04

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