Cadet Tucker Pearson from South Haven, Minn. was selected to lead his cadet company during the prestigious Sandhurst Military Skills Competition April 12 and 13 at the U.S. Military Academy. This military skills competition inspires excellence through rigorous physical and mental challenges that reflect the tempo, uncertainty and tasks of combat operations among future leaders across the world.
Hosted by West Point since 1967, the competition encompasses 49 teams representing 13 international military academies, 16 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs, and four U.S. service academies that compete in a rigorous 27-mile course to test individual and squad mastery of military skills.
“The Sandhurst competition teaches cadets the mental and physical toughness, the relentlessness and the discipline that’s necessary to work as a team to accomplish the mission,” said Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, U.S. Military Academy Superintendent. “It also strengthens relationships with our allies and partners to foster multi-national cohesion and interoperability while showcasing the tenacity and grit of future military leaders from across the world.”
International Teams: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, and United Kingdom.
ROTC Teams: University of Delaware, Florida State University, Creighton University, Central State University, Marquette State University, University of Hawaii, Austin Peay State University, Utah Valley University, California Polytechnic State University, Virginia Military Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Tarleton State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Lehigh University, University of North Georgia, and Edinboro University.
Service Academies: U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
For more information, visit: http://www.dvidshub.net/feature/Sandhurst2019 or http://westpoint.edu/sandhurst.
About West Point: The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant – to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army. For more information, go to http://www.westpoint.edu.