Sgt. Laila Barnes, an information technology specialist with the 42nd Infantry Division, demonstrates how to operate a SINCGARS radio as Command Sgt. Maj. David F. Smith watches during warrior task testing at the annual New York State Best Warrior Competition March 26, 2015, at Camp Smith, N.Y.
The Best Warrior competitors represent each of New York's brigades after winning competitions at the company, battalion, and brigade levels. At the state level they are tested on their physical fitness, military knowledge, endurance, marksmanship, and land navigation skills. The two winners of the competition, one junior enlisted and one NCO, advance to compete at the regional level later this year.
(N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael J. Davis/ Released)