2014 Warrior Open Participant Senior Chief Steven Winingham II was born in Saint Louis, Missouri and joined the United States Navy in 1996. He has deployed to various locations over the past 18 years conducting various types of military operations globally. He is the recipient of numerous honors during his career to include the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Senior Chief Winingham remains on active duty and is pursuing his Master of Business Administration. He was introduced to the game of golf in 2000 and with little formal training became an ardent student who enjoys the challenge, camaraderie and ethics of the sport. He is a devoted Catholic and dedicated father.