SEMBACH, Germany – A team of Troopers from Military dental clinics across Dental Health Command-Europe competed in the 2021 Ideal Warrior Levels of competition held Mar. 22-26 in the Ansbach Instruction Region.
The winners of the 2021 Dental Health Command-Europe Finest Warrior Competitiveness by classification were:
Junior Officer Class – Cpt. Dustin Connor, Baumholder Army Dental Clinic
Non-Commissioned Officer Category – Sgt. Jamal Fields, Vicenza Military Dental Clinic
Soldier of the Year Classification – Pfc. Adam James, Vilseck Military Dental Clinic
The winners of this competition will go on to characterize Dental Health Command-Europe at the Regional Health Command-Europe Most effective Warrior level of competition to be held in August 2021.
The grueling 5-working day competition consisted of day and night time land navigation, Army Fight Fitness Test, weapons zero and qualification, a rugged terrain class and 8 mile road march, 2 secret events, a 50 dilemma composed evaluation and visual appeal right before an oral board. The rigorous competitiveness is meant to problem each the actual physical and psychological toughness of each individual prospect.
For one particular competitor in certain, this was not his initial rodeo. Sgt. Jamal Fields, a 68E dental specialist assigned to US Army Dental Action-Italy, competed in the 2020 Ideal Warrior Competition but did not get.
“I competed very last year, regretably I did not gain,” mentioned Fields. “I was identified to return this 12 months and not repeat last year’s disappointment.”
“I centered on being mentally prepared and to force my physique to its actual physical boundaries,” Fields added. “Every working day in the levels of competition was a new working day of bodily and psychological strain. You have to remind yourself that you are able and that every aim and challenge is attainable. I also centered intensely on my restoration, and brushing up on standard solider techniques.”
In accordance to senior Military officers, regardless of the MOS or specialty, every person is a Soldier very first and foremost. All Soldiers have to have the exact same fundamental skills and widespread understanding.
“I entirely imagine that we have to not overlook that we are all Troopers very first,” added Fields. “We need to be all set when our name is named. It is quite easy to get caught up in our clinical work opportunities, and only focus on the figures. Don’t get me improper, quantities do issue, but however, down selection in overcome conditions that does not enable our battle buddies.”
For some others competitors, this was their 1st time to consider section in the Greatest Warrior Competition.
“This was my 1st Most effective Warrior level of competition,” said Pfc. Adam James, a 68E dental specialist assigned to the Vilseck Army Dental Clinic. “I invested several hrs undertaking ruck marches, working out at the gymnasium, and I invested plenty of several hours on information centered learning classes.”
“Of all the level of competition functions, the toughest party would have to be Urban Operations,” James included. “Regardless of rank or MOS, I really feel that each and every Soldier has 1 primary mission, and that is to defend the place from terrorists the two overseas and domestic.”
When questioned what information he had for individuals thinking about participating in the Most effective Warrior Competitors, Sgt. Fields available some terms of knowledge.
“Do not turn into content material with being comfortable,” explained Fields. “Success and progress truly arrives from staying awkward. My father would usually check with me, how can you guide, if you have not nevertheless served? This genuinely applies to us as Soldiers. Encountering a level of competition like this only assists develops you as a leader and challenges us to be good.”