SFC Michael D. Smith, Active Duty

Current Location:

  Little Rock, Arkansas

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  79R (Recruiter)

WTU of Recovery:

  Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), Fort Sam Houston, Texas


  Dallas, Texas


  Palo Duro High School, Amarillo, Texas


  Track, Field, Swimming

Injury or Illness:

  Above-The-Elbow Amputation (Right)

Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Smith was born in Texas where he graduated from high school and then enlisted in the Army. He has been serving in the Army for 16 years, with two deployments to Iraq.

In 2011, Sgt. 1st Class Smith was injured in a hit and run motorcycle accident, which left him an above the elbow right arm amputee. He became the first above elbow amputee to ever receive a fit for duty to continue active duty service. Sgt. 1st Class Smith is currently a Center Commander in Recruiting in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Since his injury, Sgt. 1st Class Smith has participated in numerous sporting events and a hopeful for a spot on the USA Skeleton Team.

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Year Event Results


U.S. Army Warrior Trials


Warrior Games Gold 100m (Track and Field)
Gold 200m (Track and Field)
Gold 400m (Track and Field)
Gold Shot Put (Track and Field)
Gold Discus (Track and Field)
Bronze 50mback (Swimming)
Silver Relays (Swimming)


DoD Warrior Games Bronze Men’s Shot Put Standing 5.0 (Field)
Bronze Men’s 100m Dash 5.0 (Track)
Bronze Men’s 400m Dash 5.0 (Track)
Bronze Men’s 800m Run 5.0 (Track)