Sergeant Matt White, US Army
Matt White was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. In 2007, immediately after graduating high school, he enlisted in the US Army. After completing basic training, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with the 82nd Airborne Division. On his second deployment to Afghanistan, Matt was injured on a dismounted patrol by an improvised explosive device (IED). He was quickly sent to Walter Reed for his recovery, and after countless surgeries, his right leg was amputated from the knee down, and he was fitted with a prosthetic.
Nearing the end of his time at Walter Reed, Matt started to make plans for the future. Having always had an interest in the medical field, he earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from The Catholic University of America. When he was not studying, Matt spent a lot of his time participating with the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs and learned the legislative process to help other Veterans and their families. Upon graduation, he was hired by Sentinel graduate Wayne Waldon to work as a project manager in the healthcare field for his company, Reveille Group LLC.
In addition to work, Matt is currently a volunteer and ambassador for Show Your Soft Side, a public service organization that aims to end animal cruelty.