FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - It was time again for Fort Benning to host the semi-annual Sullivan Cup Competition.
The event brings together 16 four-man crews to compete.
They will be tested on their maintenance, driver, gunnery, land navigation and marksmanship abilities as well as their fitness levels and basic soldier skills.
We spoke to Colonel John Cushing, a Commander of the 194th Armored Brigade and one of the competition's commanders, about what is taking place.
"One of the things we talk about here at the Maneuver Center of Excellence is the constant relentless pursuit of excellence," said Col. Cushing, "and this is exactly what we're asking these crews to do across the Army – is to come here and demonstrate their relentless pursuit of excellence when it comes to being the best tank crew in the United States Army."
The last competition took place in 2014.
The competition is named for retired General Gordon Sullivan, the Army's 32nd Chief of Staff. Sullivan's career spanned more than 30 years where he served as the deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Armor School at Fort Knox, among other things. He retired from the Army in July 1995.