Army Reserve Command "Best Warriors"

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SPC Joshua McDowell

Name: Spc. Joshua McDowell

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Unit: 7246th Installation Medical Support Unit, Omaha, Neb.; health care specialist


  • graduated Gardner Edgerton High School, Gardner, Kan., 2004
  • attended Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan.

Personal: enjoys fishing, reading, golf

Military overview:

  • 2 yrs service
  • Air Assault qualifed
  • Grandfather served in World War II
  • “I answered the Call to Duty to increase the scope that I could help and lead through new skills, education and opportunities.”

View the photos and videos of SPC McDowell on the Army Reserve Flickr Page.


23 Responses to “SPC Joshua McDowell”

  1. LT Knoer said

    Congratulations again SPC McDowell, I know you will do well and make us all proud! KSA!!!!


  2. LT Shadden said

    Knoer beat me to the punch – good luck SPC McDowell. We are all proud of you!


  3. SSG Graham said

    Way to represent. I know you will do awesome you have had great mentoring from the unit. Good luck!

  4. […] SPC Joshua McDowell […]

  5. SSG Pieti said

    Good job and congradulations!!!

  6. PFC Collins said

    Great job!

  7. Katelyn Kilgore said

    Congratulations Cousin Josh 🙂

  8. Joshua McDowell said

    Thank you for all the support everyone. It is an honor to serve and represent my unit, ARMEDCOM, and the Army Reserve.

  9. 1LT Nimsakont said

    Congratulations McDowell!!! I knew you’d pull it off! You did an awesome job and I’m glad I had a chance to maybe help you (probably not much) with the combatives part of your competition. Now go get some much deserved rest! Take care and hope to cross paths again. After all, you live like 20 miles from me 🙂

  10. Janie McDowell Nagel said

    No one is more proud of you than your Aunt Janie. The Lord bless and keep you.

  11. SGT Hernandez said

    Thats my BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Weird how I was in the 256th CSH and now 7246th IMSU now and both Soldiers won! Hmmm weird or luck!

  12. CPT Kinter said

    Looking Good, Josh. I am proud of you. God bless you and keep up the good work.

  13. COL Hall-Boyer said

    How fantastic that the medical community is finally recognized through the great achievements of SPC McDowell and SGT Rider! We are all proud of your accomplishments and having the two of you withing ARMEDCOM.

  14. SGT Cook said

    SPC McDowell!! Way to go soldier! Honored to have been your recruiter! Knew you had this kind of potential when we first met, and look at you now! Congrats again!

  15. Vicki Williams said

    Josh, we are all soo very proud of you. We will be praying for you on the next step of your journey. God bless and keep you. Remember to give God the glory. Love always, Aunt Vicki and Uncle Denny … and kisha (cuz i wrote it for mom) 😛

  16. Kisha Williams said

    I’m so very proud of you and your accomplishments. may the Lord guide, guard and protect along your journey.

  17. […] Army Reserve Best Warriors, Sgt. David W. Rider and Spc. Joshua McDowell, as they compete in the Army Warriors Competition […]

  18. […] You can see more photos of both Army Reserve Competitors, Sgt. David W. Rider and Spc. Joshua McDowell, on Flickr and on DVIDs, the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution […]

  19. […] Joshua McDowell and Sgt. David Rider.Follow Army Reserve Best Warriors, Sgt. David W. Rider and Spc. Joshua McDowell, as they compete in the Army Warriors Competition […]

  20. Lisa Braafhart said

    Congrats Josh !!! We are all very proud of you !!!

  21. SGT Cook said

    SPC McDowell, I’m not even going to lie, I called and bragged to a lot of people about this with pride in my heart. Thanks for making me proud! Feel free to hit me up on Facebook, or email me at

  22. […] McDowell’s biography.  Check out pictures and video of Spc. McDowell on our Flickr […]

  23. said

    congrats joshua!!! your so nice….

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