First Lieutenant Nathan Rimpf, US Army

Nathan Rimpf 2014

Nathan Rimpf grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina knowing he would join the military. He attended East Carolina University on a ROTC scholarship, earning a commission in 2010 as an Army Infantry officer.

Nathan was assigned as platoon leader in the 2-16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. His unit deployed to eastern Afghanistan in 2012. In the summer of 2012, Nathan was struck by an IED while on combat patrol suffering bilateral lower amputations. He was medically evacuated to Bagram Air Force Base, then to Landstuhl, Germany and finally to Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Thanks in part to the Sentinels of Freedom, Nathan transitioned out of the military to attend the Duke Fuqua School of Business, graduating with an MBA in 2016. Nathan recently began full time employment with a global investment bank in Florida where he and his wife now live.

“The Sentinels of Freedom helped me transition from the military to civilian employment by providing access to helpful networks and financial support. This organization helped kickstart my transition in a big way. I am proud to be a Sentinel.”