U.S. Army Europe, Best Warrior Competition

Meet the 2019 Competitors

U.S. Army units from across Europe converge annually to compete for the title of Best Warrior. The week-long event tests Soldier skills, endurance, fortitude and resourcefulness as well as intellectual and problem-solving capabilities.

While some of the competition tasks are standard such as the Army Physical Fitness Test, written test, marksmanship, ruck march, land navigation and command sergeants major board; some of the challenges such as chemical defense and medical tasks - added to the stress of fitting everything into a few short days - makes the competition extra tough. 

Winners of the European Best Warrior Competition move on to compete at the U.S. Army Best Warrior event held at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.

U.S. Army Europes Best Warriors Discuss the 2019 Competition
Training Support Activity Europe
May 11, 2019 | 1:18
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy, command sergeant major of U.S. Army Europe, Pfc. Tyler Russel, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Sgt. Piotr Drwal, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and 1st Lt. Joshua Reed, 173rd Airborne Brigade, discuss the U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior Competition, at Tower Barracks, Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 10, 2019. Russel, Drwal, and Reed each received an Army Commendation Medal and a trophy for being named the U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior in their respective category.