Fourteen Army Rangers representing Fort Bragg units, will compete in the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 12 through 15.

The Fort Bragg teams are:

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Ross and Sgt. 1st Class Micah Deerinwater; Maj. Casey Mill and Master Sgt. Christopher Nelms from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command;
  Sgt. Buddy C. Moon and Capt. Peter Walter; Staff Sgt. Scott Hamrick and Staff Sgt. Andrew Rodriguez; Master Sgt. Walter Kirk and Sgt. Andrew Lounsbry, 82nd Airborne Division;
  Capt. Cully D. Neal and Sgt. 1st Class Matthew J. DeLeon, U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization;
  Staff Sgt. David E. Seppelt and Sgt. Kurt W. Derespino, 8th Military Information Support Group.

The first event is scheduled to start April 12, 6 a.m. and the formal awards ceremony will be held April 15.

All competitors are graduates of the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning.

The three-day, Best Ranger Competition was established in 1982 and has been compared to Ironman and Eco-Challenge competitions. The competition challenges two-man Ranger teams in events that test their physical conditioning, Ranger skills and team strategies. The events are purposely scheduled back-to-back and around the clock for 60 hours, allowing little time for rest and meals.

To view a promo of last year’s competition, visit