Selecting TRADOCís best: Hosting Best Warrior to showcase installationís professional team

By Mike Bowers
Managing editor

When noncommissioned officers and Soldiers descend on Fort Leonard Wood for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s 2016 Best Warrior Competition, the names of the winners will be the only  uncertainty.

Nothing will be left to chance, as Fort Leonard Wood is the first installation to host the event outside of the Virginia area for the past 13 years.

Event organizers have set a criteria of conducting a world-class, professionally planned and executed  competition.

“When TRADOC decided to host the event at various centers of excellence, we stepped up to the plate and asked to be the host,” said Sgt. Maj. Mitch Prater, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence G3/5/7 sergeant major.

“We wanted to set the  conditions for success, show what right looks like and showcase the professionalism of Fort Leonard Wood service members,” Prater…     Read More...