The squad from the 75th Ranger Regiment had been rucking all day and night trying to find a final navigation point during the inaugural Best Squad Competition. They had gotten off course and were unsure of what to do next.

The uncertainty might rattle others but not this tight-knit group. This was just another day in the field for them.

“We really know each other’s weaknesses and strengths,” said Sgt. Coy Anderson, squad member and Plainfield, Indiana native. “We’re like brothers. We’re around each other every single day, that’s what makes us special.”

They rallied, rethought their approach, found that last navigation point and went on to be named the Army’s best squad.