Friendly sibling rivalry motivates Army Reserve soldier

U.S. Army Reserve Command
Story by Sgt. Carina Garcia

Date: 06.26.2013
Posted: 06.26.2013 23:58
News ID: 109333
2013 Army Reserve Best Warrior

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.<br /> <br /> Many soldiers have siblings who are also in the military and at times that can assist each other to push themselves to the limit.<br /> <br /> “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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> “We push each other and seek advice from each other, it really helps,” Quintanaromero said.<br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> Quintanaromero also said his long term goal, once he receives his masters in psychology, is to become a marriage counselor. <br /> <br /> The seven-year veteran competed at the command level with similar events to qualify for the 2013 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.<br /> <br /> “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.”<br /> <br /> 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.