Celebrating the Soldier Athletes on Team USA

As President Obama said in a recent Weekly Address, Americans could not be prouder of the men and women representing our country in London, in both the recently concluded Olympics and in the upcoming Paralympics. And this year, Team USA included a record number of soldier athletes, both active duty and members of our reserves. The servicemen and women competing in these games represent the best of our military, and the best of our nation.

  • Sergeant First Class Dremiel Byers

    Army Sergeant First Class Dremiel Byers competed on Team USA as a Greco-Roman Wrestler in the Beijing and London Summer Games

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  • Sergeant First Class Josh Olson

    Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson, who competes in air rifle shooting, was the first active-duty Soldier wounded in combat named to the 2012 Paralympic team

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  • Specialist Dennis Bowsher

    Army Specialist Dennis Bowsher made his Olympic debut for Team USA in London, where he competed in the modern pentathlon

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  • Sergeant First Class Keith Sanderson

    London marked Army Sergeant First Class Keith Sanderson’s second appearance on Team USA; he also competed in Men's 25m Rapid-Fire Pistol in Beijing

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  • Sergeant First Class Jason Parker

    Army Sergeant First Class Jason Parker is one of two active duty servicemen who are four-time Olympians; Parker competed in Three-Position Rifle

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  • Staff Sergeant John Nunn

    Army Staff Sergeant John Nunn represented Team USA in the 50k Race Walk event at the London Olympics

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  • Sergeant Glen Eller

    Army Sergeant Glen Eller is a four time Olympian who competes in the Double Trap shooting event.

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  • Specialist Justin Lester

    Army Specialist Justin Lester made his Olympic debut on Team USA’s Greco-Roman Wrestling squad

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  • Petty Officer Sandra Uptagrafft

    Petty Officer First Class Sandra Uptagrafft competed in two Air Pistol competitions in her Olympic debut. Sandra’s husband Eric is also onTeam USA.

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  • Staff Sergeant Michael McPhail

    Staff Sergeant Michael McPhail is one of eight members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit on Team USA. His Olympic moment? 50m rifle prone

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  • Sergeant First Class Daryl Szarenski

    London 2012 was Sergeant First Class Daryl Szarenski’s fourth Olympics onTeam USA. He competed in 10-meter Air Pistol and 50-meter Free Pistol

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  • Sergeant First Class Eric Uptagrafft

    2012 was Sgt First Class Eric Uptagrafft’s second Olympics: he debuted in 1996. A US Army Marksmanship Unit instructor, he was in the 50m Rifle Prone

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  • Staff Sergeant Josh Richmond

    Staff Sergeant Josh Richmond, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, competed in the Men's Double Trap at the 2012 London Olympics.

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  • Staff Sergeant Vincent Hancock

    Staff Sergeant Vincent Hancock became the first U.S. man to win skeet shooting events in two consecutive Olympics; he earned his second gold in London

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  • Staff Sergeant Spenser Mango

    Army Staff Sergeant Spenser Mango is one of three soldier athletes competing in Greco-Roman wrestling. Mango made his Olympic debut in Beijing.

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