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Sgt. David W. Rider and Spc. Joshua McDowell Named Best Warriors!

Posted by geraldostlund on July 31, 2010

The Army Reserve named Sgt. David W. Rider, B company, 256th Support Hospital, Twinsburg, Ohio and Spc. Joshua McDowell, 7246th Installation Medical Support Unit, Omaha, Nebraska, Best Warriors for 2010. The two were chosen NCO and Soldier of the Year for the Army Reserve after a grueling week-long competition against 28 other competitors.
Sgt. David Rider

Best Warrior, Army Reserve NCO of the Year, Sgt. David W. Rider, B company, 256th Support Hospital. Read Sgt. Rider's biography.

Best Warrior, Army Reserve Soldier of the Year, Spc. Joshua McDowell, 7246th Installation Medical Support Unit

Best Warrior, Army Reserve Soldier of the Year, Spc. Joshua McDowell, 7246th Installation Medical Support Unit

Read Sgt. Rider’s biography. Check out pictures and video of Sgt. Rider on our Flickr page.

Read Spc. McDowell’s biography.  Check out pictures and video of Spc. McDowell on our Flickr page.

The NCO of the Year runner-up is Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Fries, Cornell NCO Academy, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

The Soldier of the Year runner-up is Spc. Robert A. Busch, 979th Engineer Company, Lexington, Kentucky.

Who where the competitors? What were the events in the Best Warrior Competition?

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3 Responses to “Sgt. David W. Rider and Spc. Joshua McDowell Named Best Warriors!”

  1. Ross Myers said

    Great job to everyone who participated!

  2. SGT Hernandez said

    Is it weird there both from units that used to be in and currently in? lol! Awesome Guys. Very proud of you Josh. Your my BOY!!

  3. Rick Crew said

    We’re looking forward to seeing you bring home the trophy again.
    Will be watching combatives, stay strong David.

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