SGT (Ret.) Brian Fleming, USA
Brian joined the Army as an Infantry soldier immediately after graduating high school in 2003. He served as a Team Leader in a Recon Platoon with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan.
While deployed, he was blown up twice: first by a roadside bomb, then by a suicide bomber who exploded 3-feet away from him while driving through Kandahar. Following the attack, he spent 14 months at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio enduring reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation.
After being medically discharged from the military due to his injuries, he became a full-time author, speaker, and entrepreneur and now serves as a resiliency coach for the US Military and the Department of Defense and has personally mentored over 1,000 combat-veterans from the war on terror and their families on how to move forward in life after war. He is the author of several books including “Never the Same”- his personal first-hand account of the war in Afghanistan, and his new book “REDEPLOYED”.
He and his wife Jamie, a Forth Worth native, have been married for 7 years and have two children, a son named Blake and a daughter named Kailey.