FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 4, 2018) – The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood will hold its annual Best Warrior Competition beginning Tuesday through May 10 on post.
The competition will identify the command’s Drill Sergeant of the Year, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Soldier of the Year, Joint Service NCO of the Year, and Joint Service Junior Enlisted Service Member of the Year.
The awards ceremony for this event, which is open to the public, is scheduled to take place at 4:30 p.m. May 10 on Gammon Field.
The Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year will represent MSCOE and Fort Leonard Wood at the Training and Doctrine Command’s Best Warrior Competition, which is slated to take place July 15-20 at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The Drill Sergeant of the Year will represent Fort Leonard Wood at the TRADOC competition to be held in September.
For more information, contact the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at 573.563.5038/4145.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 70 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains about 80,000 military and civilians each year.
Home to the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood now trains and educates service members and develops doctrine and capabilities for the Training and Doctrine Command’s U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School, U.S. Army Engineer School, and U.S. Army Military Police School, three gender integrated Initial Military Training brigades, and the Army’s largest Noncommissioned Officers Academy.
Over the past several years, Fort Leonard Wood has received numerous additional responsibilities to include supporting a colonel-commanded Marine Corps Detachment and an Air Force Detachment, which are both the largest on any Army installation, a large Navy Seabee Detachment and elements of the Coast Guard train here as well.