Master Sergeant Dean Bissey joined the U.S. Army and has served, trained, or deployed to stations across the country and around the globe including: Fort Bragg, NC; Fort Greely, AK; Fort Campbell, KY; Iraq; Saudi Arabia; Panama; Kuwait; Albania; Macedonia; Kosovo; Iraq and Afghanistan. Bissey was wounded twice during the global war on terror: first, during combat operations in the Al Rashid district of Baghdad, Iraq and in Wardak, Afghanistan.
After his second injury, Bissey learned about adaptive cycling. Cycling became Bissey’s main form of rehabilitation and cardiovascular workout. The sport soon went from being a workout to a reason for him to mentor other warriors. Bissey began recruiting more wounded and injured warriors to ride to aid in their recovery efforts in a volunteer role. Now, Bissey works for Ft. Bragg’s Warrior Transition Battalion as an adaptive cycling/sports mentor and coach, helping other wounded, sick, ill and injured warriors.
Bissey is supported at home by his wife, Tracy, of over 25 years and their three children: Brenna, Dana, and Dylan.