Wiesbaden, Germany —
WIESBADEN, Germany -- Beginning today, teams from across U.S. Army Europe and Africa will test their tactical proficiency, communication, and overall cohesion as they compete for the title of Best Squad at training sites in Grafenwöhr and Hohenfels, Germany. Winners of this competition will advance to represent U.S. Army Europe and Africa at the U.S. Army Best Squad Competition, beginning Sept. 24 at Fort Stewart, Ga.
“These squads make up the best U.S. Army Europe and Africa has to offer. They demonstrate the ability to shoot, move and communicate as a team,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Jeremiah Inman, USAREUR-AF’s senior noncommissioned officer.
The eight teams will compete in the following events: Army Combat Fitness Test, marksmanship, tactical road march, land navigation, medical aid, small unit infantry maneuvers, and a formal review board. Each squad will consist of five Soldiers: a squad leader, which is a sergeant first class or staff sergeant; a team leader, which is sergeant or corporal; and three squad members in the ranks of specialist or below.
“Not only are we selecting the top squad in Europe and Africa, but I fully expect this team to win at the Department of the Army level,” Inman said. “People will always be our number one priority, but winning matters!”
The contest concludes on August 4, when the winning USAREUR-AF squad will be announced.
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