Sentinel Stories


“I may have lost my legs, but the Sentinels program has given me a big step forward into a new life. And importantly, the help we Sentinels get is not temporary, not just a one-time gift ... Its benefits are there for the rest of our lives.”

— Jason Church

Jason Church

Captain, US Army
Juris Doctor

Jason graduated from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree in political science before earning a commission in the US Army. While on deployment to Afghanistan, Jason was injured by an improvised explosive device blast, suffering two below-knee amputations and nerve damage to his right arm. He went through 21 surgeries before receiving his prosthetics and going through the recovery process.

Sentinels of Freedom (SOF) assisted Jason with his rent for two years and provided furnishings for his home while he earned his master’s in security services at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. For the next few years, Jason continued to receive mentoring and networking assistance from the SOF team.

He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Juris Doctor and proudly gives back to his fellow Sentinels by serving as a board member for Sentinels of Freedom. Jason works as State Counsel for US Senator Ron Johnson. Additionally, he speaks around the country to various schools, companies, and organizations about overcoming adversity and the power of a positive attitude.

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Across our great nation, our Sentinels are building new lives for themselves and their families.