Warrior Games Profile - Keith Sekora

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(Editor's Note: From September 28 to October 4, more than 40 athletes representing the Air Force will be in Colorado Springs competing in the 2014 Warrior Games. This is a profile of one of those athletes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and the sport they represent. Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events. The most current player information is below.)


Name: Tech Sgt. Keith Sekora

Team: Warrior Games
Sports: Archery, Sitting Volleyball, Track and Field
DOB: 27 Jan 1970
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Hometown: Glen Burnie, MD
Current Residence: Everett, WA
Injury: TBI, Paralysis on left side of body, Vertigo, Double Vision

Personal Profile:

Retired SSgt Keith Sekora joined the U.S. Army in 1989 as a Military Police Officer. During his Army career, he was stationed in Berlin, Germany during the time the Wall came down and several other deployments. He separated from the Army in 1998 and became a police officer in Fayetteville, NC outside of Ft Bragg. In 2000, he took a job as a deputy sheriff in Washington State and in 2004 he joined the Air Force Reserves as Security Forces in the Combat Arms flight. In 2006, he switched over to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight as an EOD Operator. SSgt Sekora deployed in support of OIF and OEF. He was wounded in Afghanistan in Nov 2010 while conducting an arms buy back with Army Special Operations Forces. He was medically retired from the military in May 2012 and from the sheriff’s office in Aug 2012.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Attended AFW2 Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program
Member of the Air Force Warrior Team in 2012
Bronze Medal in Sitting Volleyball in 2012
Silver Medal for Compound Team Archery in Warrior Games 2013