FORT MCCOY, Wis. – Spc. Muhammad Ali, medical laboratory technician, 405th Combat Support Hospital, Third Medical Command, West Hartford, Conn., is competing in the 2013 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition June 23-28.<br /> <br /> Ali has come to compete in ‘Best Warrior’ to prove to himself and others that he’s ready for the challenge.<br /> <br /> “I just got out of Advanced Individual Training, AIT, in September so this all started out as a way for me to prove to my unit that I’m already a good soldier. Now that I’m here it’s less about me and more about my unit and the people that helped me get here; from our sergeant major of my command to my sponsor, I’m representing them all,” said Ali.<br /> <br /> Although, training for and representing his unit at ‘Best Warrior’ is an important part of Ali’s short-term goals, his long-term goal is helping others by obtaining a doctorate of physical therapy. <br /> Ali said he wants to work with athletes because there are a lot of injuries that occur in the sports industry. One of his passions is to help wounded warriors and plans on becoming a physical therapist in the Army Reserve. <br /> <br /> Ali is well on his way to a great Army and civilian career. In just 10 short weeks after finishing AIT, the hardworking specialist has not only set the stage for a bright future, but with the support of his peers he earned a position to compete for the title of 2013 Army Reserve Best Warrior.