FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Sixty-five competitors will represent the Department of Defense on Team U.S. at the Invictus Games in The Hague, the Netherlands from April 16-22, 2022. The twice-delayed Invictus Games The Hague 2020 is the fifth edition of this international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.
Team U.S. is part of more than 500 participants from 20 countries who will take part in this multi-sport event featuring ten adaptive sports, including archery, field, indoor rowing, powerlifting, swimming, track, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and a driving challenge.
The United Kingdom’s Prince Harry, a former captain in the British army, founded the Invictus Games in 2014. The Invictus Games are based on the United States’ concept of the Warrior Games and are designed to use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding of, and respect for, those who serve their country and their loved ones.
The following athletes will participate for Team U.S.:
Retired Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, Army Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Anthony, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Gunnery Sgt. Raymond Archer, Marine Corps Retired Staff Sgt. Stacy Blackburn-Hoelscher, Marine Corps Retired Sgt. Andrew Blackburn, Marine Corps Retired Capt. Tim Bomke, Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Cable, Air National Guard Retired Senior Airman Brett Campfield, Air Force Retired Sgt. 1st Class Hyoshin Cha, Army Retired Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jai Cheon, Navy Retired Navy Diver 2nd Class Daniel Clarke, Navy Retired Lt. Joshua Connell, Navy Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Jaime Covas, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Metalsmith 2nd Class Jacob Cox, U.S. Coast Guard Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Devericks, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Diaz, Navy Retired Staff Sgt. Robert Dominguez, Marine Corps Navy Chief Petty Officer Nolan Ellis, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Specialist Angela Euson, Army Navy Chief Petty Officer Phillip Fong, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Staff Sgt. Larry Franklin, Air Force Information Technician 1st Class Ruth Freeman, Navy Retired Specialist Brent Garlic, Army Retired Hospitalman Gabriel George, Navy Retired Gunnery Sgt. Doug Godfrey, Marine Corps Retired Tech Sgt. Chunte Gonzalez, Air Force Retired Staff Sgt. Beth Grauer, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Kevin Greene, Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Kenny Guinn, Air Force Lance Corp. KC Higer, Marine Corps Retired Cpl. Andrew Holliday, Marine Corps Retired Master Sgt. Roger Hopkins, Air Force Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Tiffany Hudgins, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Cpl. Carlos Jimenez, Marine Corps Retired Staff Sgt. Beth King, Army Retired Cpl. Tisha Knickerbocker, Marine Corps Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garrett Kuwada, Air Force Retired Utilitiesman 2nd Class Joshua Laban, Navy Retired Army Staff Sgt. Fred Lewis, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Carnell Martin, Marine Corps Retired Major Lisa McCranie, Air Force Retired Senior Airman Rafael Morfinenciso, Air Force Retired Capt. Kristen Morris, Air Force Retired Staff Sgt. Michael Murphy, Army Retired Sgt. Michael Nicholson, Marine Corps Retired Sgt. 1st Class Earl Ohlinger, Army Retired Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson, Army Staff Sgt. August O’Niell, Air Force Army Sgt. 1st Class Dawn Page, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class Austin Parker, Navy Retired Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class John Pulido, Navy Retired Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Quarles, Army Retired Master Sgt. Andres Rodriguez, Air Force Retired Staff Sgt. Joel Rodriguez, Army Retired Staff Sgt. Shawn Runnells, Army Retired Specialist Michelle Sanchez, Army Retired Tech Sgt. Joshua Smith, Air Force Retired Navy Lt. Isaiah Staley, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Cpl. Kionte Storey, Marine Corps Capt. Casey Turner, Army Retired Army Master Sgt. George Vera, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Army Capt. Sean Walsh, U.S. Special Operations Command Air Force Staff Sgt. Mario Webb, U.S. Special Operations Command Retired Capt. Alex Wilson, Army Retired Capt. Heather Wright, Air Force
Retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Smith and retired Master Sgt. George Vera, U.S. Special Operations Command, were selected as Team U.S. co-captains. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is the lead planning and support organization on behalf of the Defense Department.
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