But there are also some new unit patches in the mix this year, including the Cyber Protection Brigade and the Coast Guard.
“It’s almost something we’ve always wanted to do,” Capt. Tim Graziano said of his competition partner, Capt. Dennis Caserza, in a Thursday phone interview. “Both of us are former infantry officers, we knew about the competition immediately after graduating Ranger school.”
Graziano, who earned his Ranger tab in 2012, is now a company commander with the Cyber Training Battalion, while Caserza earned his tab in 2011 and is assigned to 1st Battalion, Cyber Protection Brigade.