Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

Usarc Warrior-Citizens Show True Spirit in "Best Warrior" Competition

Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

Usarc Warrior-Citizens Show True Spirit in "Best Warrior" Competition

Article excerpt

Could you endure the physical and mental challenges it takes to be the Army's top NCO or Soldier?

One pair of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers found out just how much one's body, mind and spirit can take in pursuit of that goal.

Sgt. Edward J. Chisholm and Spc. Brian J. Hancock competed with 24 others during the Department of the Army's NCO and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" competition held recently at Fort Lee, Va.

Though they were not chosen as the overall winners to represent the Army, both Chisholm and Hancock exhibited the true Warrior-Citizen spirit and are a shining example for Reserve Soldiers serving at home and abroad.

"My motivation is to represent all of the Reserves and prove that we are not just 'weekend warriors'," said Chisholm, representing the 323rd Maintenance Company, 94th Regional Readiness Command, Devens, Mass.

A native of Woburn, Mass., Sgt, Chisholm has served in the Army for four years and is a light wheeled vehicle mechanic. He is currently pursuing his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. His civilian goal is to become a Massachusetts State Trooper.

"The best warriors are those putting their lives on the line for us now-any award I win can only be held in trust for them. It is a great honor that I do not take lightly," said Spc. Hancock, a psychological operations specialist with the 304th PYSOP Co. in Sacramento, Ca.

Spc. Hancock has served in the Army for nearly two years. He is married with one daughter. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in Business Administration. …

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