USAG Stuttgart Best Warrior Competition winners named

Competitors of the 2016 U.S. Army Stuttgart Best Warrior Competition were honored during the closing ceremony Feb. 24 at the Panzer Community Club.

Competitors of the 2016 U.S. Army Stuttgart Best Warrior Competition were honored during the closing ceremony Feb. 24 at the Panzer Community Club.

Story and photos by Kevin S. Abel
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Best Warrior Competition concluded today with the naming of the winners.

U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Latimore, assigned to the 52nd Signal Battalion was named Stuttgart’s Service Member of the Year in the E-1 to E-4 category and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Deon D. Myers, assigned to Defense Information Systems Agency-Europe, was awarded  Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the E-5 to E-7 category.

The four-day competition started Feb. 21 with 10 competitors completing the following events:

  • Army Physical Fitness Test
  • 12-mile ruck march
  • Obstacle course
  • Situational Training Exercise (STX), with seven stations, warrior tasks, and battle drills
  • Zero and weapon qualification on the M4 carbine, M16 rifle, and M9 pistol
  • Board appearance
  • Day and night land navigation

Latimore and Myers will go on to represent USAG Stuttgart at the Installation Management Command-Europe regional competition this March in Stuttgart.

U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Latimore takes on the obstacle course during the 2016 U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Best Warrior Competition. Latimore, of the 52nd Signal Battalion, took home Service Member of the Year in the E-1 to E-4 category.

U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Latimore takes on the obstacle course during the 2016 U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Best Warrior Competition. Latimore, of the 52nd Signal Battalion, took home Service Member of the Year in the E-1 to E-4 category.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Deon D. Myers, assigned to Defense Information Systems Agency-Europe, was awarded Stuttgart's Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the E-5 to E-7 category of the 2016 U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Best Warrior Competition.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Deon D. Myers, assigned to Defense Information Systems Agency-Europe, was awarded Stuttgart’s Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the E-5 to E-7 category of the 2016 U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Best Warrior Competition.