Team USA Military

Team USA Military is a collection of the most physically capable and fit people from throughout the US Military who come together once a year to compete in a NATO-related competition called the CIOR Military Competition. Some call it the Military Pentathlon. Some call it the Military Olympics. Applicants qualify for the team by demonstrating superior physical fitness, and skills in the following events; Land Obstacle Course, Swim Obstacle Course, Rifle Marksmanship, Pistol Marksmanship, Combat First Aid, Grenade Throwing, Distance Estimation, Map Reading, and Land Navigation.

This team consistently fields members of well known military groups, such as the Navy SEALS, Army Special Forces and Air Force Combat Controllers. It has also consisted of soldiers from career fields you would never believe could earn a spot on a team like this. Every year there is a pleasant surprise or two.

Every team member must compete in every event listed above. The events listed above have all been created specifically for the CIOR Military Competition, and cannot be accurately compared to any other US Military or Olympic events. The events are designed to test combat-related skills and endurance, and they do. At the end of the competition, every competitor is bruised, blistered, scratched, burned or cut. Muscles are sore. Sleep is deprived. A few might have sprained ankles, a couple might have broken bones.

Soldiers push their physical limits, and in doing so discover the limits of their motivation, teamwork, patience, followership, leadership, fellowship and poise. This is when the real growth takes place. This is when better soldiers are made.

As a competitor, when it's all over, you will think to yourself "People were looking at me and thinking 'That's what a soldier from the U.S. is like'. I think I represented my country well. I know I could have done better".

The CIOR Military Competition is an extremely meaningful experience for everyone involved, and one that you will be proud to experience for yourself.

09 - 22 JUL (Sun-Sat) US CIOR MILCOMP Training/Selection Camp, Burlington, VT
23 - 27 JUL (Sun-Thurs) US CIOR OCONUS Training, Weiner Nuestadt, Austria
28 JUL - 06 AUG (Fri-Sun) Military Competitions (MILCOMP), Prague, CZ