Capts. Bergman, Rose Win Best Ranger Together for Second Time

A team from the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, earned the title of "Best Rangers" during an awards ceremony at the Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. 

Capts. John Bergman and Michael Rose of Team 19, representing the 101st Airborne Division finished in first place over the 54 teams who began the 2019 Best Ranger Competition April 12 through 14 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Rose is the first ranger to win three times, and Rose and Bergman are the first team members to win together twice. Bergman and Rose won together in 2014 when they were second lieutenants representing the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Rose won again in 2017 when he represented the 75th Ranger Regiment with Master Sgt. Josh Horsager.

The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, organized annually by the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, was founded in 1982 to determine the best Ranger in the Ranger Department. The competition has since expanded to include all Ranger-qualified Soldiers throughout the Army and other willing Ranger-qualified service members from sister services. Read more.

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