SSG Sean Johnson, Veteran

Current Location:

  North Dakota

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:


WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas


  Mohall, North Dakota


  Mohall High School, Mohall, North Dakota


  Track, Field, Cycling

Injury or Illness:

  Vision Loss, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Staff Sgt. Sean Johnson enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1988. He deployed three times during his 25 year career in the military. He served during Operation Desert Storm, Operation Joint Guard/Joint Endeavor, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. While in Iraq in 2006, Staff Sgt. Johnson was injured by a mortar blast the left him legally blind due to a traumatic brain injury.

Staff Sgt. Johnson is active with the Blinded Veterans Association and serves as the Commander of his local Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is completing adaptive reconditioning through tandem cycling. Staff Sgt. Johnson believes sports and competition are critical to his recovery and health. He is proud to continue his service to the Army by competing in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

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Year Event Results


U.S. Army Warrior Trials


Warrior Games Bronze 100m (Track and Field)
Silver 200m (Track and Field)
Silver (Cycling)


DoD Warrior Games Gold Tandem Visual Impairment M/F (Cycling)
Silver Men’s 200m Dash 1.0 (Track)
Bronze Men’s 100m Freestyle 1.0 (VI) (Swimming)
Bronze Men’s 50m Freestyle 1.0 (VI) (Swimming)
Bronze Men’s 50m Backstroke 1.0 (VI) (Swimming)
Bronze Men’s 800m Run 1.0 (Track)
Bronze Men’s 1500m Run 1.0 (Track)
Bronze Men’s Shot Put Standing 1.0 (Field)