Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Nicholas Smolen, a Manitowoc, Wis. native and a radiology specialist with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment (Training Support Battalion), 95th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), navigates an obstacle during the 108th Training Command (IET) Best Warrior of the Year Competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, March 19-24, 2017. Smolen was inspired to serve in the military by his grandfater who served in WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/released.)

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