SFC Samantha Goldenstein, Active Duty

Current Location:

  San Antonio, Texas

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Cadre at the Warrior Transition Battalion, Joint Base San Antonio

WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri


  Kansas City, Missouri


  Winnetonka High School, Missouri; University of Missouri, Missouri (BA); Grantham University, Missouri (MBA)


  Cycling, Track, Field

Injury or Illness:

  Hip Injuries, Including Bilateral Femoral Acetabular Impingements With Labral Tear

Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Goldenstein, Team Army Co-Captain, attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. She then continued onto Grantham University and received her Master’s in Business Administration. She enlisted in the Army Reserves in 2002 as a 68P (Radiology Technologist). Sgt. 1st Class Goldenstein deployed twice, once in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007 and then again in 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She served as the Radiology Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge with the 325th Combat Support Hospital in both deployments.

After her second deployment, Sgt. 1st Class Goldenstein stayed on active duty with the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where she received treatment for her hips and was first introduced to adaptive sports. She has continued cycling and it has become a large part of her life as well as part of the rehabilitation.

“I thoroughly love my job helping wounded, ill, and injured soldiers with their rehabilitation.”

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Year Event Results


U.S. Army Warrior Trials
2014 Warrior Games Silver 1500m (Track and Field)
Bronze 200m (Track and Field)
Silver 400m (Track and Field)
Silver (Cycling)
2015 DoD Warrior Games Gold Women’s 400m Dash 6.0 (Track)
Gold Women’s 800m Run 6.0 (Track)
Gold Women’s 1500m Run 6.0 (Track)
Gold Women’s 20km Upright C4.6 and C6 (Cycling)