By Dawn Arden                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 25, 2018) — Team 13 claimed the title 2018 Best CBRN Warrior during an awards ceremony held Saturday on Gammon Field.

The team, consisting of Fort Leonard Wood’s own William Mangold and Shawn Meyer, both captains with the 84th Chemical Battalion, 3rd Chemical Brigade, beat 13 other two-person teams from around the Army during the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School’s five-day competition.

Taking second place was Team 14, consisting of 1st Lts. David Stults and Joseph Bennett with 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; followed by Team 5 with 1st Lt. John Gary and Staff Sgt. Travon Biggers from the 71st CBRN Company in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Over the course of the competition teams were tested mentally and physically while demonstrating their skills in both Soldiering and CBRN-specific tasks. These tasks included rifle marksmanship, combatives, first aid, land navigation and carrying a 40-pound ruck sack while covering more than 25 miles on foot.

Earlier this year, Mangold and Meyer represented the USACBRNS in the 2018 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia.

In addition to the Best CBRN Warrior Competition, the USACBRNS is celebrating the Chemical Corps’ 100 years of service to the Army and the nation throughout the week at Fort Leonard Wood. More information about the 100-year celebration can be found at:

Capts. Shawn Meyer and William Mangold, winners of the 2018 Best CBRN Warrior Competition, raise the trophy along with Brig. Gen. Andy Munera, U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School commandant, left, and USACBRNS Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins, right.