A Newtown, Conn., Soldier is competing in the Army Reserve’s prestigious “Best Warrior Competition” at Fort McCoy, Wis., 13-17 July. Spc. Chad E. Thomas, is a combat engineer with the Londonderry, N.H., 368th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command.
Thomas is currently attending Northeastern University, where he is getting a degree in engineering.
“The Army Reserve provided me with a chance to educate myself and become a better person –I want to pay it back in some way,” said Thomas.
He is working on being promoted to sergeant within the year, and hopes to deploy overseas to support the current conflict.
Thomas entered the Best Warrior Competition for the “raw challenge” both physical and mental.
“This competition is real Soldiers doing what we love to do,” said Thomas. “I want to prove I am the best.”