MSG Rhoden Galloway, Veteran

Current Location:

  San Antonio, Texas


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Not Specified


WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas


Hometown:

  San Antonio, Texas


School(s):

  Irving High School, Texas; Wayland Baptist University, Texas


Events:

  Swimming, Shooting

Injury or Illness:

  Orthopedic


Master Sgt. Rhoden Galloway was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He served in the U.S Army for seventeen years as a 68W (Health Care Specialist) and has always lead a very active life. “You know injuries and illnesses are always a possibility. We live in a world where it happens frequently, and we learn to adapt and move on to the next objective. It just doesn’t cross your mind that injuries will change the course of your life and career where you can’t do the things you love to do,” said Galloway.

He has found that adaptive sports and activities have helped him defeat depression. “After being told by doctors, ‘No more running’ your life and career are forever changed. You then have to get your mind around something you and your brain never truly prepared for,” said Galloway.

Even after a recent motorcycle crash resulting in new injuries and his ability to swim or not hanging in the balance, his initial thoughts were, ”Even if I only have one arm, I am still highly still be motivated to get up and train.”

Master Sgt. Galloway is excited to compete again, show his family his talent and perseverance. “I am energized to see, hear, and share with other adaptive athletes, Soldiers and Veterans our experiences and lives after learning to cope with disabling medical conditions and the behavioral struggles that follow. I can’t wait to represent the Army this year. Adaptive reconditioning has made it possible.” Galloway hopes to gain employment soon and to find an organization that will support his training and desire to compete.

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Year Event Results

2011

Warrior Games
2012 Warrior Games
2013 Warrior Games
2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials
2014 Invictus Games
2014 Warrior Games Silver 50mfree Open (Swimming)
Silver 100mfree Open (Swimming)
Gold 50mback Open (Swimming)
Silver Relays (Swimming)
Bronze Rifle Prone Open (Shooting)
Bronze Rifle Standing Open (Shooting)
2015 DoD Warrior Games Silver Men’s 50m Breaststroke 4.5 (Swimming)
Silver Men’s 50m Backstroke 4.5 (Swimming)
Silver Men’s 100m Freestyle 4.5 (Swimming)
Silver Men’s 50m Freestyle 4.5 (Swimming)
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