Monday, May 20, 2013

Oregon Guardsmen win Region VI Best Warrior Competition


Spc. Benjamin S. Herrmann, with the Oregon Army National Guard’s 3670th Maintenance Company, emerges from the water after high-crawling approximately 20-yards through the surf while competing in the Region VI Best Warrior Competition, at Camp Rilea, in Warrenton Ore., May 16. Hermann and won the title of Region VI Soldier of the Year, earning the opportunity to compete in the national Best Warrior competition. (Photo by Sgt. Betty Boyce, Oregon Army National Guard)

SALEM, Ore. - The winners of the Region VI Best Warrior Competition were announced at a ceremony, May 16, at Camp Rilea, in Warrenton, Ore. Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Carver, with the Oregon Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion, won Non-commissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Benjamin Herrman, with the Oregon Army National Guard’s 3670th Maintenance Company, won Soldier of the Year.

Thirteen Citizen-Soldiers from eight states participated in the regional competition. Competition events included, but were not limited to; rappelling, rifle marksmanship, physical fitness testing, obstacle course, and Soldier knowledge evaluation boards.

The Region VI Best Warrior Challenge pit Army National Guard Soldiers from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming and Oregon against each other during a grueling four-day event.

Winners of this competition advance to a national competition later this year.

"It's a great day to be in the Oregon National Guard," said Oregon’s State Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Lake. "Every competitor proved their grit during this competition. They truly embody the spirit of the Citizen-Soldier."

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