From local competitions to the world stage, military athletes bring the same physical prowess, dedication and spirit of excellence to playing fields that they do the battlefield, and continue to influence the rich history of America’s sporting life.
Kevin Greene, an NFL Hall of Fame defensive player, helped coach the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl victory in 2011. During his military career, he earned the rank of captain and completed training to become a paratrooper.
World War II Navy veteran Bruce Meyers built the first fiberglass dune buggy, christened the Meyers Manx.
Hank Bauer was a legendary American League right fielder and manager in Major League Baseball, but before his baseball fame, Bauer served in the Marine Corps during World War II — enlisting just one month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.