News: Friendly sibling rivalry motivates Army Reserve soldier
Story by Sgt. Carina Garcia
FORT MCCOY, Wis. – Staff Sgt. Alberto Quintanaromero, of the 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support, Fort Gillem, Ga., uses motivation from a friendly sibling rivalry to do his best at the 2013 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis.
Many soldiers have siblings who are also in the military and at times that can assist each other to push themselves to the limit.
“My brother is an active duty recruiter and we compete on everything from who had a child born first to reaching our goals in our military careers,” Quintanaromero said.
Quintanaromero, a native of Lawrenceville, Ga., is pursuing a degree in psychology and with one year left he plans on trying to become an officer in the Army before his brother does.
“We push each other and seek advice from each other, it really helps,” Quintanaromero said.
The single father says he loves to spend quality time with his two daughters, Selena and Hailey. He also owns an Italian food restaurant with plans on opening up a Mexican food restaurant in the near future.
Quintanaromero also said his long term goal, once he receives his masters in psychology, is to become a marriage counselor.
The seven-year veteran competed at the command level with similar events to qualify for the 2013 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.
“I really thought it was not going to be as hard as it was, it was actually a lot tougher than I expected,” Quintanaromero said. “I took a beating but it definitely pushed me and it truly tested me mentally and physically.”
With so many accomplishments, goals and the pure desire to overcome his brother there is no putting a stop sign in front of this soldier’s future and all the possibilities it may hold.