First Sergeant Rob Ferrara joined the United States Army in 1989 as an Infantryman. Upon completion of training, he was stationed with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks Hawaii. Ferrara has served in the Light Infantry, Airborne Infantry and Cavalry Units as well as held numerous instructor positions throughout the Army, earning numerous awards and decorations. He has served in every Infantry leadership position from Rifle Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major.
In 2007, Ferrara was wounded in Iraq when he suffered injuries to his shoulder and head. Prior to these injuries he was an avid ice hockey player for 35 years. Due to over 10 surgeries, he had to switch gears and began cycling in 2011 as a form of recovery. In 2013, he entered the world of competitive cycling, both on and off road. Ferrara will make the transition beginning in 2018 to racing in triathlons throughout the state of Texas.
Ferrara retired from the Army in October 2012 after 23 years of service. He continues to serve veterans and warriors in his current position as the Logistics Coordinator with Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride Team in San Antonio, Texas.
Ferrara and his wife Melissa, have two boys, Robert and Evan.