NewsCovering Kentucky


Three Fort Campbell Soldiers Compete To Be Named Best Army Medic

Posted at 8:14 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 20:14:28-04

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky (LEX 18)– Three Fort Campbell soldiers are in Texas to compete in the Army’s CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, according to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

The competition runs from September 16-20 and is a 72-84 hour test of physical and mental skills.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital says that competitors must show skills in physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation, and overall knowledge of medical, technical, and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment.

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Cauthen, from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, is representing Regional Health Command-Atlantic. Sgt. Daryus Jenkins and Capt. Brent Turpin are assigned to and representing the 101st Airborne Division.

You can follow the competition here.