FORT BRAGG, North Carolina — Every year, the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) holds its Best Warrior Competition. Described by the Army as “the Super Bowl of competitions,” the four-day contest, tests elite soldiers ability to conquer urban warfare simulations, board interviews, physical fitness tests, written exams, and battle drills relevant to today’s operating environment.
According to a report from Shadowspear.com, Staff Sgt. Clint Bahme of 1st Special Forces Command, was named the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, and Spc. Trey Caster of 75th Ranger Regiment, was named Soldier of the Year.
“As warriors, we love to compete. We compete against each-other and represent the organizations that we come from,” Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy said to Shadowspear. “I think this is a great opportunity to build relationships, and to have a better understanding of the capabilities that exist in each of our formations.”
Lt. Gen. Kenneth Tovo, the USASOC Commanding General, emphasized why the games are so important.
“You know another reason we compete, is because it ‘sharpens the steel,’” Tovo said. “Hopefully along every one of the competitions it has not only improved your capabilities, but it has improved the capabilities of all those who didn’t quite make it to this level but did learn something along the way.”
Both Special Forces winners will represent USASOC at the Sergeant Major of the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the year “Best Warrior” competition this October in Virginia.
The full original report can be read on Shadowspear’s website here.