Alaska National Guard soldiers battle to become Best Warrior
By Bill Roth
Thirteen soldiers from the Alaska National Guard are battling to earn the title of Best Warrior by competing in a range of events. That includes a 7.5-mile ruck march, marksmanship contest, obstacle course, Army combat fitness test, soldier skills test, written essay and land navigation evaluation, among other events. The best enlisted soldier and non-commissioned officer will earn the honor of representing Alaska at the regional competition.
“The six-day competition tests soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of battle-focused events that measure technical and tactical proficiency,” according to 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal, an Alaska National Guard public affairs officer.