SSG Monica Martinez, Active Duty

Current Location:

  Fort Riley, Kansas

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  35N (Signals Intelligence Analyst)

WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland


  Washington, District of Columbia


  Not Specified


  Archery, Cycling, Field, Swimming, Track

Injury or Illness:

  Gunshot Wound to Right Foot; Shattered Heel.

Staff Sgt. Monica Martinez was born in Washington, DC in September of 1984. She grew up in Northern Virginia and is a 2006 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology. She enlisted in the Army as an Signals Intelligence Analyst in June of 2008 and has served two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Martinez was injured following a patrol supporting the 3d Cavalry Regiment while assigned to the 109th Mountain Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis McChord while deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. Staff Sgt. Martinez is currently recovering at the Walter Reed Warrior Transition Battalion but plans to return to duty as an Signals Intelligence Analyst by the end of 2015. Martinez hopes to complete at least 20 years as a Soldier.

“Representing Team Army for the Warrior Games is so important for the athletes to enable them to still feel like part of the team and to maintain their competitive edge,” said Martinez. She aspires to start competing in marathons and “Go Ruck” events as well as the “Bataan Death March.”

“Competing in adaptive sports has enabled me to maintain my physical fitness while still feeling like part of a team.”

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Year Event Results


DoD Warrior Games Gold Women’s 10km Handcycle H5 (Cycling)
Gold Women’s 50m Breaststroke 5.5 (Swimming)
Silver Women’s Shot Put Seated 6.0 (Field)
Silver Women’s 50m Backstroke 5.5 (Swimming)
Silver Women’s 100m Freestyle 5.5 (Swimming)
Silver Women’s 50m Freestyle 5.5 (Swimming)
Silver Women’s 1500m Run 3.0 (Track)
Bronze Women’s 800m Run 3.0 (Track)
Bronze Women’s Discus Throw Seated 6.0 (Field)