50 teams, 50 miles, 50 hours, determines the one next Best Sapper team

1st Lt. Luke Groom and Staff Sgt. Carlos Jimenez, Paratroopers assigned to Alpha Company, 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division finish in first place during last year’s 2017 Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. (U.S. Army Photo by Michael Curtis/Released.)

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (March 8, 2018) — The registration deadline for the 12th annual Best Sapper Competition has been extended to 5 p.m. March 16. The competition┬átakes place April 16-18 and teams must report to Fort Leonard Wood by 9 a.m. April 14. To be eligible to compete, teams must consist of two military personnel in the grades of E4 and above, and competitors must be graduates of the Sapper Leader Course. Any person who wishes to compete without graduating SLC, must obtain a waiver through the U.S. Army Engineer School commandant. In addition to Army personnel, this year the competition is open to Marines and cadets who are Sapper-tab qualified. The purpose of the physically and mentally demanding event, which takes 50 teams, across more than 50 miles, in 50 hours, is to determine the one next “Best Sapper” team and allow elite members of the Engineer Regiment the chance to test their skills.

For more information call 573-596-0823, or visit the BSC website at http://www.wood.army.mil/sapper/BSC.html.