Posted on Jan 25, 2016
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I have a female soldier competing for Washington (State) Best Warrior Competition; and she has asked me to be her sponsor. I have already been able to help her with so much by assisting with her packet, helping her get her DA photo ready and up to date. Ive got her set on the right track to study for her board etc however, I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help her even more. Advice?
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First of all congratulations to you and your Soldier! To your Soldier for going the extra mile and to you for being chosen to guide and assist! It is going to be challenging and rewarding. There definitely guidelines of general military knowledge and PT that need to be honed in on but we had a lot of things that truly tested warriors nonconventiknal strength and knowledge. She will be competing to be gain the title of being the best of the best! At our installation we had thirty competitors competing for the best DS, AIT PSG, NCO, Soldier, Joint NCO and Joint SM. Our competition lasted four days and encompassed weapons qualification, APFT, non conventional physical assessment, road March with stations for hands on testing, combatives, Drill and Ceremony, land navigation, obstacle/confidence course, written test, as well as a traditional board. By the end of the competition there were only 22 of the original 30 service members remaining. Needless to say there were a few curve balls but in our line of work that's exactly what Soldiers need to be prepared for.
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You should go through DVIDS and look for BWC stories that have been written. You will see what people have had to go through throughout the Army.
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I'm saying this because my PA detachment has had to cover BWC events before.
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Obstacle course. Rope climbing and rappelling, especially if she's scared of heights. I'm not sure if combatives is still an event. It was when I was assisting and refereeing. Work on core conditioning since the duration will wear her out. We had a road March of eight miles then right into IWQ.

You can never plan for the mystery event. Rappelling was it once. A stress shoot one time. Enter and clear a room with UTM rounds against a combative enemy was another.

If I think of anything else I'll come back.


Ahhh im back. Weapons. 249, 240, .50, MK19
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From the sounds of it she's squared away her Soldier on all the admin stuff. Get to the meat of the competition. Current events, AWT's, land nav, road marching, APFT. And the biggest one (IMO) mental preparation. She should be competing against the "best of the best". Need to have a little swagger in there(not arrogance).
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