Posted by armypao75 on July 8, 2009
A Townsend, Mont., Soldier is competing in the Army Reserve’s prestigious “Best Warrior Competition” at Fort McCoy, Wis., from 13-17 July. Spc. Christopher J. Ludwig, a healthcare specialist with the 4225th U.S. Army Hospital in Ft. Harrison, Mont., was one of only 28 Soldiers in the 206,000-strong Army Reserve to be selected to compete for this honor.
Ludwig, a 2003 graduate of Broadwater High School, has been in the Army almost two years. Ludwig is Combat Lifesaver and Combatives Level 1 certified. He is currently pursuing a degree in Bio-Chemistry from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Ludwig was the Soldier of the Year for the Army Reserve Medical Command. Watch ARMEDCOM videos here.
In his civilian occupation, Ludwig is a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service. Ludwig’s goals are completing college and attending Ranger, Airborne, and Air Assault courses.
Both Ludwig’s father –and mother—served in the Army.
“I want to test myself against the best the Army Reserve has to offer,” said Ludwig.
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Posted by armypao75 on July 7, 2009
Pfc. Foster hopes Best Warrior Competition will be an important step in his Army career.
Pfc. Brian S. Foster, a Killeen, Texas, native and intelligence analyst with 7/158th Aviation Regiment located at Fort Hood, is one of only 28 Soldiers in the 206-000-strong Army Reserve competing to be the Best Warrior.
Foster is a 2008 graduate of Killeen High School. Though he has only been in the Army Reserve for two years, Foster was selected due to his outstanding performance to represent his command.
Foster grew up in the Army. His father is a master sergeant with 22 years of service, much of it in Special Forces. He is currently assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base.
“I have wanted to be in the Army since I was a child,” said Foster. “I see this competition as an opportunity to better myself as a Soldier and prove I can be the best.
Foster has been selected to attend the Army Air Assault school. He also plans to attend college, earn a commission as an Army officer, and eventually join the Special Forces.
“The Army Reserve is giving me the experience as an enlisted Soldier that will ultimately make me a better officer,” said Foster.
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Posted by armypao75 on July 1, 2009
The Army Reserve's Staff Sgt. Aaron D. Butler, a medical logistics sergeant with the 4225th Army Hospital in Helena, Mont., will be competing for the title of Best Warrior
UPDATE: Congrats Staff Sgt. Butler, Army Reserve’s NCO of the year!
KXMB, CBS 12, July 22…
Bozeman Chronicle, July 23…
“My personal motto is ‘Always remember that better men have done more and asked for less.’”
Staff Sgt. Aaron D. Butler entered the Best Warrior Competition for the opportunity to “bring out the best in myself as a person,” he said.
Butler, a medical logistics sergeant with the 4225th U.S. Army Hospital in Ft. Harrison, Mont., is one of only 28 Soldiers in the 206,000-strong Army Reserve selected to compete for this honor.
Only 21 years old, Butler deployed to Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan and Djibouti in 2006-7. There he was awarded the Army Achievement Medal by Maj. Gen. Thomas Robison, commander of the 377th Theater Support Command, for his support of the 20th Special Forces Group in the Horn of Africa. His outstanding work ensured that combat units remained stocked with vital medical supplies.
In his civilian occupation, Butler is a rancher on KG Ranch in Three Forks, Mont.
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