Best Mapper winners

A pair of British Soldiers are the first winners of the U.S. Army Engineer School’s Regimental Best Mapper Competition, which took place from April 12th to this Monday, April 15th. at locations across the installation. Lance Corporal Jonathan Ward and Sapper George Gibbons, from Royal Air Force Station Wyton, won the inaugural competition, which included 14 two-person teams that were judged on their ability to perform time-constrained physical and mental challenges that tested geospatial and communication skills, along with soldiering tasks, such as land navigation, and general fitness. The second-place finishers were Specialists Herve Louis and Ty Yang, from the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade at Fort Liberty, North Carolina; and the third-place team included Staff Sergeants Benjamin Klontz and John Ortega, from the 512th Geospatial Planning Cell at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. During the awards ceremony in the Engineer Regimental Room at the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex, Engineer School Command Sergeant Major Zachary Plummer thanked the partners from Great Britain who participated and spoke on the relevancy and value of geospatial engineers today.