The following is a release from GUIDON Staff and the U.S. Army:
Applications for engineers wanting to compete for the title of Best Sapper are now being accepted, and will close Feb. 29.
The 10th annual, three-day competition is set to take place on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, the home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, from April 19-21.
The Best Sapper Competition is open to Soldiers and Marines serving in the engineer career field.
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The Best Sapper Competition began in 2005 as a means for engineers to demonstrate their skills.
Lt. Col. Scott Preston, 169th Engineer Battalion commander, was a company commander on Fort Leonard Wood when the competition began.
“The Sapper Leader Course fell underneath our command at that time,” Preston said. “The spirit of the competition is to find the best engineer team out there.”
Sappers will travel more than 50 miles in 50 hours while competing in a variety of events, testing them to their mental and physical breaking point, leading to this year’s slogan, “50 teams, 50 miles, 50 hours.”
“Sleep will be minimal. They will be moving almost the whole time, and they have to carry their own gear. It …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life