NEWS | April 8, 2021

Colorado National Guard Best Warrior Competition challenges Soldiers, Airmen to be the best

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs CONG, TAG, 140

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Colorado National Guard Best Warrior Competition challenges Soldiers, Airmen to be the best

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Fifteen Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will participate in the state's annual Best Warrior Competition at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 9-11, 2021.

Events in this year's competition include a night land navigation course, a medical evacuation test, a weapons simulator, and other strenuous physical activities that test a warrior’s physical and mental agility.

“These Colorado National Guard men and women are laser-focused on maintaining the highest level of readiness,” The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan said.  “I am proud to say that they are fit to win on any battlefield.”

The top-performing Non-commissioned Officer and junior enlisted service member from each service branch of the CONG will become the Colorado NCO of the Year or Airman or Soldier of the Year, respectively.

The Army National Guard winners will go on to compete at the Region 7 Best Warrior Competition to be hosted at Fort Carson in May. The Air National Guard does not have a follow-on competition.

This is the fourth year for joint competition.  The 2020 competition was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.