GREENVILLE, Ky. -- Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry travelled to the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., for a 3-day drill, April 5-7, 2013. The weekend included more than just a typical training schedule however, thanks to the Mountain Warrior Assessment Program. For 22 Infantrymen, it was a chance to compete for coveted slots for attendance to notable Army schools such as Airborne and Air Assault. These courses offer specialized training that few Soldiers receive during their careers along with the chance to wear more of their "resume" on their chest.
The 22 Soldiers volunteered for the opportunity with the top performers given the first options for the schools. The designed assessment included the Army Physical Fitness Test with a modified 5-mile run, the confidence course, weapon qualification and a 12-mile road march with equipment.