Staff Sergeant Andrew Montgomery joined the United States Army at the age of 17 and served as a Rifleman, SAW Gunner, Machine Gunner and Personal Security Detatchment in the 82nd Airborne Division. He then served as a Long Range Surveillance Team Leader in Bravo 2-38th CAV LRS company at Fort Hood. After the completion of his second deployment to Iraq, he moved to Combat Company 1-32 Infantry 3rd BCT 10th Mountain Division. On April 26th, 2011, while serving as a Squad Leader on a patrol, he and three others stepped on an IED. Staff Sergeant Montgomery sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury along with other injuries that made him almost immobile.
Staff Sergeant Montgomery now attends the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he plans to obtain his PGA Professional status to help others learn the game of golf as a form of therapy.
He is married to his wife, Julia, and has two sons, Anson and Asher, and a stepdaughter, Alexis.