SGT Patrick S. Timmins, Active Duty

Current Location:

  Colorado Springs, Colorado


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  11B (Infantryman)


WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado


Hometown:

  Columbiana, Alabama


School(s):

  Not Specified


Events:

  Track, Field, and Volleyball

Injury or Illness:

  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI); Injuries to Left Shoulder, Neck, and Knees


Sgt. Patrick Timmins’ short term goals are to attend the DoD Warrior Games in Virginia and compete for the Army. His long term goal is to transition out of the military with a job and life plan that is conducive to a quiet peaceful life of continued recovery. Sgt. Timmins credits the adaptive reconditioning process introduced to him at a Warrior Transition Battalion with helping him realize “I’m not done. I have more in me than I ever imagined. Sports like seated volleyball and wheelchair basketball have gotten me to meet new people and socialize. By competing for the Army in the Warrior Games, I am able to show my family, myself, and every other service member that just because you aren’t as healthy or as able bodied as you once were, it doesn’t mean life is over,” said Timmins.

Sgt. Timmins credits his teammates and his adaptive sports coordinator Becky Richardson with helping reinvigorate his life. “It has shown me that I’m a lot more than a broken soldier, I’m a warrior and competitor.” He suggests that all Soldiers, wounded and able bodied participate in these sort of events.

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Year Event Results

2015

DoD Warrior Games Gold Sitting Volleyball
Gold Mixed 4x100m Relay (Track)
Bronze Men’s 50m Freestyle 6.0 (Swimming)
Bronze Men’s 200m Dash 6.0 (Track)