Maryville Soldier Wins Regional Best Warrior Competition

Spc. Noah Green of Maryville wins Region III's Best Warrior Competition.

GREENVILLE, Ky. – Spc. Noah Green, a Maryville native and Soldier with the Tennessee National Guard, has been named Region III’s Best Warrior following a competition held from April 14–19 in Kentucky. Green competed against nine other Guardsmen representing the best from Region III’s states and territories, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Green, a Maryville firefighter and combat engineer with the 890th Sapper Company headquartered in Huntingdon, took first place in the State Best Warrior Competition earlier this year, earning his spot in the regionals. His company commander, Capt. Elliott Martin, praised Green as a “top-tier Soldier who excels in every area” and noted his strong leadership skills and character.

The five-day competition took place in two separate training areas in Kentucky and consisted of more than 25 events, including the Army Combat Fitness Test, weapons qualification, land navigation, water survival techniques, public affairs interviews, a 13-mile ruck march, urban environment operations, and combat lifesaver skills. Green dedicated significant time to studying, researching, and physical training in preparation for the competition.

As the winner of the regional competition, Green will now represent the entire region at the National Best Warrior Competition from Aug. 5–9 in Vermont. He expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to compete alongside other skilled Soldiers and leaders, stating, “I feel blessed to be able to compete alongside all these great Soldiers and spend time with all these leaders. I’m looking forward to the next step and representing Tennessee at Nationals.”

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