CAMP BULLIS, Texas " Staff Sgt. Jason Ruiz, Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), strides his way toward the finish line May 13 at the 2-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test during the Joint Base San Antonio 2013 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition. Ruiz, originally from Deltona, Fla., along with two fellow Army North Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Jason Proefrock, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, HHBn, and Spc. Malcolm Knox, Operations Company, HHBn, are competing in the week-long competition, which will culminate with a barbecue May 17 at Army North's historic Quadrangle. Also competing are Soldiers from U.S. Army South, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, U.S. Army Southern Regional Medical Command and U.S. Army Installation Management Command.