13-15 March 2024 TXNG Best Warrior Competition

13-15 March 2024 TXNG Best Warrior Competition

Photo by: National Guard Association of Texas

Camp Swift, Bastrop, Texas


The AUSA Texas Capital Area Chapter was a sponsor again this year for the Texas National Guard Best Warrior Competition, which was conducted at Camp Swift, Bastrop, Texas during the period 13-15 March 2024.

The Best Warrior Competition is a rigorous three-day competition that tests the tactical and technical expertise of Soldiers and Airmen through scored events, such as an oral knowledge exam board, a tactical road march, obstacle course and physical fitness test, as well as “a mystery event” announced the day of the competition. Both Army and Air National Guard members compete against each other for the title of “Best Warrior” and “Best non-commissioned officer” in the state of Texas.

The winners of this Best Warrior competition were named and honored at the banquet held on 15 March at the Bastrop River Course Club House in Bastrop, Texas. During this award banquet the Texas Capital Area Chapter, Treasurer, COL (Ret) John Willis presented awards to the winners of the competition.

COL Willis presented an AUSA Texas Capital Area Chapter coin as well as premium membership to AUSA to the following soldiers: SSG Kameron Fletcher – Top NCO Award and SPC Brian Burch the Soldier Top Award. These two soldiers will continue to represent Texas in regional and/or National Best Warrior competitions later this year.

The AUSA Texas Capital Area Chapter provided financial sponsorship to ensure the success of this exceptional program through The Best Warrior Competition Military Forces Conference Foundation. This foundation is a 501 (c)(3) corporation formed to support conferences, meetings, events and gatherings of the National Guard of the United States.