Captain Kevin Rosenblum attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where he joined the ROTC program during his freshman year. After earning his degree, he was commissioned an Infantry Officer in the United States Army and deployed to Iraq, twice -- to Baghdad from 2005-2006 and to Kirkuk from 2007-2008.
Rosenblum was wounded during his first deployment. He was leading his platoon on patrol in the Amariyah district of western Baghdad when they were ambushed with mortar and small arms fire. Rosenblum and eight others were wounded in the attack, but fortunately all survived and returned to duty.
After leaving the Army in 2009, Rosenblum took up endurance sports as a way to stay in shape, focus his mind and counter the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress. Since 2009, Rosenblum has competed in many endurance events including marathons, an Ironman triathlon, adventure racing, and the XTERRA World Championship. He is a firm believer in the therapeutic power of sport. Rosenblum also volunteers his time with Team Red, White and Blue and is currently the Triathlon Coordinator for his local Team RWB chapter where he helps to connect his fellow veterans with their community through endurance sports and social events.
Rosenblum lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, Genia, and their son, Elliott. He works as a Facilitator with The Frontier Project, an organizational transformation company that specializes in helping clients with the incremental, tactical work of changing cultures through enabling employees to develop new mindsets and establish new habits.