SSgt Steve Pearson

Active Duty, Financial Management and Comptroller

  • Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Current Location: Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  • Injury or Illness: PTSD

A little about Me

Staff Sergeant Steve Pearson enlisted in the Air Force December 2009 as a Financial Management and Comptroller responsible for budgeting and accounting. He managed 137 accounts, coordinating directly with Defense Finance and Accounting Services as well as all Air Force Major Commands. Sgt. Pearson has a sportsmanship mentality in all aspects of his life and uses his positive mental attitude to overcome obstacles he faces with PTSD. He will compete in track, cycling, and wheelchair basketball at the 2017 Warrior Games and feels that adaptive sports gives him a chance to forget about the negativity in his life, “I feel I can adapt and conquer my fears and be prepare for something I love.” Steve says he’s grateful for the Air Force Wounded Warrior program, his fellow warrior athletes, the support he has from his family and his beloved service dog ‘Rocky’.

Awards and Decorations

  •   AF Achievement Medal
  •   AF Outstanding Unit Award w/2 OLC
  •   AF Organizational Excellence Award
  •   AF Good Conduct Medal w/1 OLC
  •   National Defense Service Medal
  •   Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  •   Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  •   AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/ Gold Border