First Sergeant Robert Ferrara joined the U.S. Army in 1989 as an Infantryman. Upon completion of his training, he was stationed with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks Hawaii. He has served in the Light Infantry, Airborne Infantry and Cavalry Units as well as held numerous instructor positions throughout the army in which he earned 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. Ferrara retired from the Army in October 2012 after 23 years of service.
In 2013, he entered the world of competitive cycling both on and off road. Beginning in 2018 he will make the transition to racing in triathlons throughout the State of Texas.
Ferrara currently working for CoventBridge Group as an investigator. He is married to his wife Melissa and they have two boys, Robert and Evan.