SSgt Vincent Cavazos

Active Duty, Security Forces

  • Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Current Location: JB Andrews, AFB
  • Injury or Illness: TBI

A little about Me

Staff Sgt. Cavazos joined the Air Force in 2009 as a Security Forces Defender, starting out his career in the Portuguese Azores before heading to Ramstein AB, Germany. Currently he is stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland working as an area supervisor and response force leader. He was enrolled in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program in November 2015 following an incident where he was thrown from the top of a six-story building, breaking his right femur, left tibia and fibula, patella and three ribs. He competed in the 2016 Warrior Games, taking home 4 individual Gold medals in track and field and a Bronze medal in wheelchair basketball. He said, “The Program and fellow Wounded Warriors helped me understand that there was nothing wrong with me, that I was normal and the way I was responding was normal. It is truly amazing to be able to get back into something that has helped me find that drive in myself and has allowed me to clear my mind and focus.”

Awards and Decorations

  •   AF Achievement Medal
  •   Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal