CPT Steven Bortle, National Guard

Current Location:

  Pearl City, Hawaii

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  25A (Signal Officer)

WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina


  Pearl City, Hawaii


  Hawaii Pacific University


  Cycling, Track

Injury or Illness:

  Not Specified

Capt. Steve Bortle was born in Rockledge, Florida and grew up in Titusville, Florida. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps directly after high school and was stationed in Hawaii. After serving six years of active duty, Capt. Bortle got out of the Marines in 2000 and later joined the Army in December 2001.

Capt. Bortle deployed in 2005 with the 442nd Infantry Regiment as the Battalion Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Non-Commissioned Officer. He later received a direct commission as a Signal Officer in 2007. In 2011, he attended Hawaii Pacific University where he received a B.A. in Anthropology. Capt. Bortle deployed in 2012 with the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as an Afghan Adviser and Signal Officer.

Capt. Bortle was injured on his deployment in Afghanistan and since returning home has been determined to recover and better himself. After injury and post-surgery recovery, he has participated in a triathlon, the Honolulu Marathon and several other running races. Currently, Capt. Bortle is training for the Honolulu Triathlon and a half Ironman in hopes to complete a full Ironman next year.

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Year Event Results


DoD Warrior Games Gold Men’s 800m Run 5.5U (Track)
Gold Men’s 50m Breaststroke 5.5 Upper (Swimming)
Gold Men’s 50m Freestyle 5.5 Upper (Swimming)
Gold Mixed 4x100m Relay (Track)
Silver Men’s 30km Upright C4.5 (Cycling)
Silver Men’s 100m Freestyle 5.5 Upper (Swimming)
Silver Men’s 400m Dash 4.0 (Track)
Silver Men’s 1500m Run 5.5U (Track)
Bronze Men’s 50m Backstroke 5.5 Upper (Swimming)