153rd member among state's Best Warriors

HURON — Sgt. Corbin Nei of the 153rd Engineering Battalion based in Huron, was among soldiers competing in the state’s Best Warrior Competition at West Camp Rapid in Rapid City.

“The Best Warrior Competition (BWC) brings together competitors from across the South Dakota Army National Guard company and battalion formations to showcase their warrior acumen. The competition is a comprehensive evaluation of our best warrior’s warfighting skill sets,” said State Command Sgt. Maj. Marcus Stacey, South Dakota National Guard’s Senior Enlisted Leader.

The soldiers are scored in a variety of physically and mentally taxing tasks and assessments. Some events are the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons qualification, obstacle course, night land navigation, a six-mile ruck march, and round-robin training lanes that individually assess their mental and physical limits, as well as their soldier skills and readiness.