“You’ve always been just a Soldier. And you need to say that,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, relaying the advice given to him by retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Robert E. Hall.
Applications for engineers wanting to compete for the title of Best Sapper are now being accepted. The 9th annual, three-day competition is set to take place on Fort Leonard Wood, the home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, from April 21 to 23.
The first pilot took place Aug. 25 to Sept. 22, Guden said. Thirty-two students started the class; 29 graduated.
Recommendations and feedback from the course will be used to refine the course curriculum, he said.
“We’ll listen to what the students have to say, we’ll listen to what the field has to say,” Guden said. “We’ll do our best to incorporate that to make the course the best possible course we can.”