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All competitors pose for a photo during the awards ceremony of the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 8, 2018. U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Lester Dickerson, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 aerial observer, won the NCO category and Airman 1st Class Jarrod Mohr, 87th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, won the junior enlisted category. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Lance Cpl. Cameron A. Schimmel, Marine Aircraft Group 49 aviation supply specialist, runs to the finish line of a six-mile ruck march during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 7, 2018. Each competitor was required to have a ruck sack weighing at least 35 pounds minimum, a full water canteen, an M4 Carbine Rifle, reflective belt, advanced combat helmet, fighting-load carrier and a flashlight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Sgt. 1st Class Mark Padifeld, 174th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment fire support NCO observer and coach, crosses the finish line of the six-mile ruck march portion during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 7, 2018. Competitors were required to finish the six miles under 90 minutes with a prescribed packing list weighing at least 35 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Airman 1st Class Jarrod Mohr, 87th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, smiles during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 7, 2018. Mohr earned first place in the junior enlisted category. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Sgt. 1st Class Andre Mangual, U.S. Army NCO Academy senior small group leader, performs tactical combat casualty care during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2018. The competitors were evaluated at the Medical Simulation Training Center, where they had to apply life-saving first aid while under fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Sgt. 1st Class Mark Padifeld, 174th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment fire support NCO observer and coach, shows his hands after the obstacle course during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2018. U.S. Army Master Sgt. Juan Duque, Army Support Activity operation NCO, said the theme this year was to promote service members who can operate outside of their respective tasks within their sister services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Sgt. 1st Class Mark Padifeld, 174th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment fire support NCO observer and coach, run an obstacle course during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2018. Competitors were awarded points based on their performance and time in each obstacle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Morgan D. McDaniel, 514th Security Forces Squadron Phoenix Raven, completes an obstacle course during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2018. With four services and eight competitors, the three day competition tested the knowledge, endurance and skills of the individuals with multiple challenges throughout each day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Airman 1st Class Jarrod Mohr, 87th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Morgan D. McDaniel, 514th Security Forces Squadron Phoenix Raven, carry a weighted stretcher during the teamed relay race portion of the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 5, 2018. The competition draws out some of the most competent and capable service members on base. Each military member represents their respective branch, competing against each other in a challenge to showcase the capabilities of the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Lester Dickerson, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 aerial observer, and Lance Cpl. Cameron A. Schimmel, Marine Aircraft Group 49 aviation supply specialist, lift a weighted stretcher during the relay race portion of the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 5, 2018. The race required the competitors to team up and transport approximately 300 pounds over .8 miles under an hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Service members take a written test during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 5, 2018. Each challenge was comprised of the Defense Departments vision of what military members should be capable of, regardless of their branch of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Lester Dickerson, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 aerial observer, and Lance Cpl. Cameron A. Schimmel, Marine Aircraft Group 49 aviation supply specialist, lift a weighted stretcher during the relay race portion of the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 5, 2018. The race required the competitors to team up and transport approximately 300 pounds over .8 miles under an hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
U.S. Navy Airman Timothy Lavergne, 305th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, checks a map during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 5, 2018. Using a map, compass and protractor, the competitors had three hours to plot their route, locate four separate points and return to the starting point with all equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Sgt. 1st Class Andre Mangual, U.S. Army NCO Academy senior small group leader, maps out his route during the land navigation portion of the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 5, 2018. The competition is a joint service event that encourages military branches to work together and boost morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Service members listen to instructions during the 2018 Service Member of the Year Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 5, 2018. Two members from each military service, excluding the Coast Guard, represented their respective service in the three day challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)