Halmstad, Sweden. (July 12, 20o23): In this photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Jackson, Army Reserve Sergeant Conner Williams negotiates an obstacle course in preparation for this year’s Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Military Competition. The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Military Competition is a three-day team event consisting of NATO and Partnership for Peace nations in Europe. Established in 1957, the competition is open to all reserve components for both NCOs and officers. U.S. teams competed against teams from eleven other countries in pistol and rifle shooting, an obstacle course, utility swimming, orienteering, range estimation, map reading and hand grenade throwing.
The Confederation is the world’s largest and oldest Reserve Officer organization that represents the interests of more than 1.3 million reservists from 34 NATO and Partnership for Peace nations.
Their mission is to develop links between reservists of different countries to foster interoperability and to conduct joint training events to assess military skills.