Sgt. David W. Rider, of 256th Combat Support Hospital in Twinsburg, Ohio, won as a noncommissioned officer. Spc. Joshua A. McDowell, of 7246th Installation Medical Support Unit, Omaha, Neb., was the best soldier.
The 30 competitors — 28 men and 2 women — from across the country competed last week in essay writing, physical fitness tests, battle drills and day and night weapons qualification.
Rider and his wife Sgt. Alicia Rider became the first husband and wife to team up as competitor and sponsor. Sponsors assist competitors and handle administrative matters.
Rider and McDowell will compete in the entire Army’s “Best Warrior” competition at Fort Lee, Va., in October.
Source: AP News via Military Times.