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Sandhurst Competition

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In 1967, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) presented West Point with a British officer’s sword. The intent was for the sword to be the prize for a competition, the aim of which was to promote military excellence among the Corps of Cadets. The original purpose statement reads as follows - "To provide the Corps of Cadets with a challenging and rewarding regimental skills competition, which will enhance professional development and military excellence in selected soldier skills."
Sandhurst 2018 Purpose
To deliver the world’s premier international academy military skills competition to inspire Cadets to achieve military excellence in their chosen profession through a rigorous, physical, mental, and leadership challenge that is reflective of combat operations in terms of tempo and tasks.
Competition Overview
Each squad is required to perform a series of military tasks along a designated route. Scores are determined by combining the points they earn by performing each military task along the route. Examples of events can include the following:
·         Obstacle Course
·         Day Land Navigation
·         Night Land Navigation
·         Zodiac Water Crossing
·         Rifle Marksmanship
·         Pistol Marksmanship
·         Leadership Evaluation
·         Trauma Care (under fire)
·         Medical Evaluation
·         Basic Infantry Squad Tasks
·         Functional Fitness
·         CBRN
·         Call For Fire
Sandhurst Spectator Information
Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come observe and support their teams throughout the competition. All spectators will need to visit the Information Center before going to watch events, it is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Eisenhower Hall Ballroom. The Information Center will also inform you of the best locations to see the competition and will give you neccessary safety information.
Closing Ceremony: On Saturday 5:30 p.m. 14 April 2018, the closing ceremony will start on the Plain at West Point, the Superintendent, LTG R. L. Caslen Jr, will address all the teams and then spectators are welcome to join the teams for dinner in Cadet Mess Hall.
Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at the Information Center for $5, you must purchase a ticket if you wish to attend the dinner. Once the dinner has finished (approximately 6:50 p.m.) the awards ceremony will begin in the Mess Hall where all the awards will be presented.
West Point Access: Proper identification for those 16 and older will be required upon entering academy grounds and all vehicles are subject to search. Vehicle access for the Competition will enter via the Thayer Gate. Visitors must be in possession of their ID while on academy grounds.
Arrival: All guests/spectators should visit the Information Center, Eisenhower Hall Ballroom, 4th floor, beginning at 8 a.m. to obtain competition details and receive a safety brief. This will provide the designated locations you may observe the teams during the event. Spectators are not permitted to follow teams along the competition route.
Parking: Parking at West Point is limited. Parking alongside any highway is prohibited unless it is controlled by the Military Police. The competition areas will be monitored for the safety of our competitors so please use caution while driving on the military installation and note the 25 mph speed limit, traffic signs, and parking restriction signs before departing your vehicle. Authorized parking areas include:
·         Along Thayer Point
·         North Dock
·         Trophy Point
·         Areas around Eisenhower Hall
Refreshments: Riverside Café, located within Eisenhower Hall, will be open from 11a.m. - 4 p.m. Other locations within driving distance on the installation include Subway, Burger King, Starbucks, and Taco Bell.
Restroom Facilities: Eisenhower Hall has excellent accommodations and there will be portable facilities available at each of the event sites.
Team Start Times for 13 April 2018
Team Start Time Team Start Time Team Start Time Team Start Time
USCC G2 7:30 AM Italy 9:10 AM Brazil 10:50 AM USCC A1 12:30 PM
USCC B2 7:30 AM USCC H1 9:10 AM Japan 10:50 AM USCC I2 12:30 PM
USCC D3 7:30 AM USCC G4 9:10 AM Temple Uni 10:50 AM USCC F4 12:30 PM
USCC B3 7:30 AM Colombia 9:10 AM BYU 10:50 AM Coast Guard 12:30 PM
USCC Black 7:55 AM USCC I1 9:35 AM USCC C2 11:15 AM USCC H2 12:55 PM
Poland 7:55 AM USCC A2 9:35 AM Michigan St 11:15 AM Canada 12:55 PM
Georgetown Uni 7:55 AM USCC H3 9:35 AM USCC E3 11:15 AM USMAPs 12:55 PM
USCC H4 7:55 AM Iowa State 9:35 AM USCC C3 11:15 AM USCC A3 12:55 PM
Air Force 8:20 AM South Korea 10:00 AM USCC D2 11:40 AM USCC F1 1:20 PM
Germany 8:20 AM Mexico 10:00 AM Washington Uni 11:40 AM USCC C1 1:20 PM
UNG 8:20 AM RMAS Blue 10:00 AM USCC B4 11:40 AM USCC D4 1:20 PM
USCC C4 8:20 AM USCC I3 10:00 AM USCC I4 11:40 AM USCC G3 1:20 PM
USCC B1 8:45 AM USCC F2 10:25 AM USCC Gold 12:05 PM USCC G1 1:45 PM
USCC D1 8:45 AM Australia 10:25 AM USCC E2 12:05 PM USCC E1 1:45 PM
Chile 8:45 AM Latvia 10:25 AM Alabama Uni 12:05 PM USCC A4 1:45 PM
Navy 8:45 AM RMAS Red 10:25 AM USCC E4 12:05 PM USCC F3 1:45 PM
Sandhurst Squad Composition
·         Squads must include at least two male and two female members. The squad must consist of eleven members; 9x Primary 2x Alternates.
·         Alternates will run the entire competition with their squad, each event must be completed with a nine person squad with at least one male and one female member. The Squad Leader can chose to substitute squad members at each event.
·         All cadets must volunteer to take part in Sandhurst 2018. There are no restrictions on the number of times a cadet can compete during their time at their respective academy.
·         There is no age limit on squad members.
·         If a squad member arrives at the competition injured they will not be able to take part in the competition.
Sandhurst Documents
·         Packing List
The DMI Sandhurst Point of Contact for External Teams is CPT Thomas Rylands at email:
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Director of Department of Military Instruction (DMI 6) Competitive Priorities
1.   Leader Development
2.   Show-casing Military Skills and Excellence
3.   Building Relationships and Camaraderie
4.   Winning