Twelve Soldiers from the Western United States and Guam exhausted themselves physically and mentally over three blisteringly hot days at Camp Williams, July 28-30, to be named the Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year during the 2020 National Guard Region VII Best Warrior Competition.

At the end of the three days, Cpl. Daniel D’lppolito, an infantryman with the Arizona National Guard, and Sgt. Sidney Romero, a cavalry scout with the Nevada National Guard, emerged as the Region VII Soldier and NCO of the Year, respectively.
200729-Z-MO879-1031.JPG Photo By: Spc. Elizabeth Johnson

CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - Cpl. Daniel D’Ippolito, an infantry-soldier from the Arizona National Guard (left) and Sgt. Sidney Romero, a cavalry scout with the Nevada National Guard (right) won the Region VII Best Warrior Competition held at Camp Williams, Utah, July 28, 2020. Guardsmen from Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Hawaii participate in the competition for the chance to move on to the Army National Guard BWC later this year. Best Warrior Competitions are designed to test Soldiers’ mental and physical endurance with a variety of challenges to help the Army build strong and knowledgeable leaders. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elizabeth Johnson)


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