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3rd ID’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew places first in Sullivan Cup competition
3rd  ID places first
Staff Sgt. Julian Gaitor, center left, Spc. Tyler McGinnis, center, and Pfc. Patrick Sullivan, center right, assigned to the “Hound Battalion,” 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hold their trophy pistols in the air after winning best Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew at the 2022 Sullivan Cup on Fort Benning, Ga., May 6, 2022. Photo by Patrick A. Albright/Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew recently placed first out of five teams from across the Army in the Sullivan Cup competition. The 2nd ABCT, 3rd ID Abrams tank crew placed fourth out of seven teams.

Hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning and the U.S. Armor School, the Sullivan Cup was held May 2–6 and featured Abrams tank crews and, for the first time this year, Bradley Fighting Vehicle crews. The bi-annual Sullivan Cup competition highlights and validates the training and education required to employ armor tactics and techniques in support of armored brigade combat teams and cavalry formations globally. The 3rd ID Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew was from the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment and included Staff Sgt. Julian Gaitor from Miami, Florida; Spc. Tyler McGinnis from Raleigh, North Carolina; and Pfc. Patrick Sullivan from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Abrams crew was from the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment and included Sgt. Grant Arnall from Bakersfield, California; Spc. Alejandro Anguiano from Cathedral City, California; Staff Sgt. Colby Kuberski from McClure, Illinois; and Staff Sgt. Steven Shives from Houston, Texas.

The Sullivan Cup requires mastery of individual tasks and technical and tactical competence, combined with the ability to demonstrate an array of maneuver, sustainment and gunnery skills. Crews faced a variety of physical and mental tests including stress shoots, live-fire exercises and physical training, all aimed at identifying the best crews and soldiers the armor and cavalry have to offer.

The 3rd ID is the “Hammer of the XVIII Airborne Corps” and part of the nation’s premier strategic response force. Its units regularly deploy to support combatant commands all over the world, assisting allies and partners in a wide range of environments and missions. The 3rd ID is currently leading the Army’s effort to modernize armored brigade combat teams for largescale combat operations to deliver increased organic capability to combatant commanders in future contested environments.

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