UPDATE: Here is a link to Fort Lee’s preview story about the competition: https://www.army.mil/article/256863


FORT LEE, Va. — Media representatives are invited to cover the Combined Arms Support Command Best Squad/Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition at 9 a.m. Monday, May 23 on Fort Lee. Reporters are asked to arrive 30 minutes early at the Fort Lee Welcome Center to procure installation passes for the event.

Who: Fort Lee Soldiers and noncommissioned officers
What: Best Squad/Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition
Where: Fort Lee training areas
When: Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 23
Why: To determine which Soldiers and NCOs will advance to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command level of the competition – winners at that level will compete in an all-Army event later this year (read more at www.army.mil/article/253958)

The Soldiers and NCOs will be participating in Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, a demonstration of skills needed in combat. This is an outdoor event in the Fort Lee training area. Media will have opportunities to capture photos/video of Soldiers in full combat gear competing to see who is the best at performing battle drills, including responding to a simulated chemical attack, reacting to a small arms attack, constructing a hasty fighting position, operating radios and more.

Interviews with Soldiers and leaders will be available between events.

Competitors will in-process for the four-day competition starting May 22 and winners will be announced May 26.

This is the first year for the Best Squad Competition on Fort Lee. Formerly, Soldiers here took part in a Best Warrior Competition, highlighting individual skills.

Media interested in attending the competition may contact Onyx Taylor-Catterson at (804) 735-8586 or onyx.l.taylor-catterson.civ@army.mil; or Jefferson Wolfe at (804) 734-6965 or jefferson.l.wolfe.civ@army.mil.
Please confirm attendance before 4 p.m. Friday, May 20.


Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. The installation supports more than 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees in the local area. Fort Lee has a regional economic impact of about $2.25 billion per year. Major organizations on the installation include the Combined Arms Support Command, Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, U.S. Army Transportation School, Defense Commissary Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency.

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