2021 U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition

Sgt. Ebrent Grafmuller, a military policeman representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Sgt. Ebrent Grafmuller, a military policeman representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Sgt. Ebrent Grafmuller, a military policeman representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Spc. Shaun Lewis, center, a Multiple Launch Rocket System crewmember representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa, receives mission details from Capt. Gerardo Gomez assigned to 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 409th Cavalry Regiment, during the reconnaissance and detainee situational training lane of the Army's Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Soldiers and noncommissioned officers test their physical, mental, and combat readiness during the competition through a series of trials including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event. The 2021 event stands out from previous years by focusing on the total immersion of its competitors in tactical scenarios. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John E. Cress Jr.)
Spc. Shaun Lewis, center, a Multiple Launch Rocket System crewmember representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa, receives mission details from Capt. Gerardo Gomez assigned to 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 409th Cavalry Regiment, during the reconnaissance and detainee situational training lane of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Soldiers and noncommissioned officers test their physical, mental, and combat readiness during the competition through a series of trials including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event. The 2021 event stands out from previous years by focusing on the total immersion of its competitors in tactical scenarios. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John E. Cress Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Charles Laabs, a fire support specialist representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, reacts to indirect fire during the Casualty Evacuation mission as part of the Army Best Warrior Competition, Oct. 4, 2021, at Fort Knox, Ky. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge and physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Roger Houghton/177th Armored Brigade Public Affairs)
Staff Sgt. Charles Laabs, a fire support specialist representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, reacts to indirect fire during the Casualty Evacuation mission as part of the Army Best Warrior Competition, Oct. 4, 2021, at Fort Knox, Ky. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge and physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Roger Houghton/177th Armored Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Hunter Wilson, a cavalry scout representing U.S. Army Forces Command, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Sgt. Hunter Wilson, a cavalry scout representing U.S. Army Forces Command, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

A Soldier awaits a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for transport during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge, as well their physical and mental readiness, to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
A Soldier awaits a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for transport during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge, as well their physical and mental readiness, to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Chacon, a civil affairs specialist representing the U.S. Army Reserve, navigates an obstacle with ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge, as well their physical and mental readiness, to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Chacon, a civil affairs specialist representing the U.S. Army Reserve, navigates an obstacle with ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge, as well their physical and mental readiness, to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Chacon, a civil affairs specialist representing the U.S. Army Reserve, navigates through razor wire during the Department of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition 2021, Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, and physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Chacon, a civil affairs specialist representing the U.S. Army Reserve, navigates through razor wire during the Department of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition 2021, Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, and physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. James Gabisum, a combat medic representing U.S. Army Medical Command, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, and their physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. James Gabisum, a combat medic representing U.S. Army Medical Command, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, and their physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. James Gabisum, a combat medic representing U.S. Army Medical Command, navigates through razor wire during the Department of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition 2021, Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge, and physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. James Gabisum, a combat medic representing U.S. Army Medical Command, navigates through razor wire during the Department of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition 2021, Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the U.S. Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge, and physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. James Gabisum, a combat medic representing the U.S. Army Medical Command, looks at weapons to reassemble during the Department of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition 2021, Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers test their physical, mental, and combat readiness through a series of trials including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. James Gabisum, a combat medic representing the U.S. Army Medical Command, looks at weapons to reassemble during the Department of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition 2021, Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers test their physical, mental, and combat readiness through a series of trials including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Charles Laabs, a fire support specialist representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, navigates under razor wire while carrying ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Charles Laabs, a fire support specialist representing the U.S. Army Cyber Command, throws an ammunition box during the Army Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Charles Laabs, a fire support specialist representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, navigates under razor wire while carrying ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Charles Laabs, a fire support specialist representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, navigates under razor wire while carrying ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Charles Laabs, a fire support specialist representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge, and physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Charles Laabs, a fire support specialist representing U.S. Army Cyber Command, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge, and physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Brian Ringrose, a Special Forces engineer representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, carries an ammunition box during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Brian Ringrose, a Special Forces engineer representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, carries an ammunition box during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Brian Ringrose, a Special Forces engineer representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, assembles a M249 light machine gun during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers test their physical, mental, and combat readiness through a series of trials including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event. This year the competition focuses on the total immersion of its competitors in tactical scenarios designed to test their physical and mental toughness. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Brian Ringrose, a Special Forces engineer representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, assembles a M249 light machine gun during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers test their physical, mental, and combat readiness through a series of trials including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event. This year the competition focuses on the total immersion of its competitors in tactical scenarios designed to test their physical and mental toughness. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Sgt. 1st Class. Brian Ringrose, Special Forces engineer representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, assembles a M249 light machine gun during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Sgt. 1st Class. Brian Ringrose, Special Forces engineer representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, assembles a M249 light machine gun during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Orlando Saavedrea, an infantryman representing the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers test their physical, mental, and combat readiness through a series of trials including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event. This year the competition focuses on the total immersion of its competitors in tactical scenarios designed to test their physical and mental toughness. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Orlando Saavedrea, an infantryman representing the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers test their physical, mental, and combat readiness through a series of trials including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event. This year the competition focuses on the total immersion of its competitors in tactical scenarios designed to test their physical and mental toughness. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Orlando Saavedrea, an infantryman representing the United States Army Military District of Washington, packs a ruck during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Orlando Saavedrea, an infantryman representing the United States Army Military District of Washington, packs a ruck during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Orlando Saavedrea, an infantryman representing the United States Army Military District of Washington, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Orlando Saavedrea, an infantryman representing the United States Army Military District of Washington, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Orlando Saavedrea, an infantryman representing the United States Army Military District of Washington, assembles a M249 light machine gun during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Orlando Saavedrea, an infantryman representing the United States Army Military District of Washington, assembles a M249 light machine gun during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Corey Walton, a musician representing U.S. Army Futures Command, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Corey Walton, a musician representing U.S. Army Futures Command, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The best from the U.S. Army compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events to test their capabilities and combat readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Corey Walton, a musician representing U.S. Army Futures Command, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Corey Walton, a musician representing U.S. Army Futures Command, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Staff Sgt. Corey Walton, a musician representing U.S. Army Futures Command, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Staff Sgt. Corey Walton, a musician representing U.S. Army Futures Command, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Sgt. Ebrent Grafmuller, a military policeman representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Sgt. Ebrent Grafmuller, a military policeman representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and a mystery event designed to push a Soldier’s skills, abilities, Army knowledge, and physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Sgt. Ebrent Grafmuller, a military policeman representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Sgt. Ebrent Grafmuller, a military policeman representing U.S. Army Europe and Africa, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The Best Warrior Competition challenges the Army’s top 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers through a series of events including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons marksmanship, land navigation and mystery events designed to push a Soldier’s physical and mental readiness to the limit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Sgt. Adam Krauland, a cryptologic analyst representing U.S. Army Pacific Command, assembles several weapons during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Sgt. Adam Krauland, a cryptologic analyst representing U.S. Army Pacific Command, assembles several weapons during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Sgt. Hunter Wilson, a cavalry scout representing U.S. Army Forces Command, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Sgt. Hunter Wilson, a cavalry scout representing U.S. Army Forces Command, navigates through razor wire during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

Spc. Christian Kerkado-Colon, a military policeman representing U.S. Army Materiel Command, applies a combat application tourniquet to a simulated casualty during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The best from the U.S. Army compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. These challenges will ultimately test their capabilities and combat readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Hobbs)
Spc. Christian Kerkado-Colon, a military policeman representing U.S. Army Materiel Command, applies a combat application tourniquet to a simulated casualty during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. The best from the U.S. Army compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. These challenges will ultimately test their capabilities and combat readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Hobbs)

Sgt. Hunter Wilson, a cavalry scout representing U.S. Army Forces Command, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)
Sgt. Hunter Wilson, a cavalry scout representing U.S. Army Forces Command, carries ammunition boxes during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition on Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 4, 2021. Twenty-four of the Army’s top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers compete annually for the title of Best Warrior. Representing seven Geographic Commands and 22 Functional Commands, Soldiers spend a week competing in a variety of challenges including firing weapons, land navigation, the Army Combat Fitness Test, and various mystery events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mario Hernandez Lopez)

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