Military Police Detention Argumentative Analysis

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The 525th Military Police Detention Battalion held a quarterly challenge, the Vigilant Warrior Competition, for their Troopers, Sept. 27 on U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Troopers competed in numerous activities at the G.J. Denich Gym and Cooper Field. The event started with a 100-meter run, followed by pull-ups, dead lifts, sit-ups, push-ups, 5K run, and a mystery event, which consisted of two Army Warrior Battle Tasks. Troopers arrived at 4:45 a.m. for the opportunity to compete in the challenge. “It takes a lot of things we do as Soldiers and adds everything cumulatively so it stresses the Soldier to a point where they are tired but they have to function and they still have to do fine motor skills,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. …show more content…

Joseph Britton, a Soldier with the 525th MP Detention Bn., met the qualifications to participate in the event and said he competed to represent his unit. “It’s an excellent way for Soldiers who exceed the standard to shine,” said Britton. “This competition has bronze, silver and gold places and when Soldiers exceed the standard they will earn silver and gold in the events, even bronze is really hard to achieve.”
Britton said he wanted a physically and mentally challenging event to test his abilities. Other Soldiers participated in the event because they enjoyed the tough challenge and wanted recognition for their efforts. “It was a great competition, it brings a lot of the JTF together,” said Daniel Bravo, a Trooper with the 525th MP Detention Bn. “I really enjoy the physical events because they help with mission readiness and builds morale for everyone.” Each event had a set standard for time and repetition, which is scored on a three-point scale. Gold is worth three points, silver is worth two and bronze is worth one. For example the Soldiers had three minutes to complete 100, 95 and 85 sit-ups for gold, silver and bronze respectively. At the conclusion of the challenge, graders tallied up all the points earned from each event and gave the Soldiers their final

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