VIDEO: Visita del Coronel (r) Gregory Gadson al Centro de Rehabilitación Inclusiva * 2023
VIDEO: Visita del Coronel (r) Gregory Gadson al Centro de Rehabilitación Inclusiva * 2023

During his illustrious career

Ambassador Colonel (ret.) Gregory Gadson was awarded three Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, two Distinguished Service Medals, and the Legion of Merit while serving more than two decades in the US Army. In May 2007, he underwent a bilateral above-knee amputation after sustaining serious injuries while on active duty in Baghdad. Today, Colonel Gadson enjoys living life to the fullest.

Greg Gadson is very proud of the fact that all of his soldiers returned home from Iraq alive, serving a 15-month deployment. And since retiring from active duty, he has pursued his interests in photography and the outdoors, volunteering for new physical challenges like skiing and diving.

Greg D. Gadson is also an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and actor, making his professional debut in the 2012 film Battleship. “Technology has taught me what is possible and reminded me to keep challenging myself,” he says. “Life itself is inspiring.”

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Gregory Dimitri Gadson (born February 19, 1966) is an American actor, motivational speaker, retired colonel in the United States Army and former commander of the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir garrison. He is also a bilateral above-the-knee amputee. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years as a field artillery officer and served on active duty for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Joint Forge, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Greg Gadson attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating in 1989. He also holds a master’s degree in information systems from Webster University and a master’s degree in policy management from Georgetown University. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Advanced Field Artillery Officers Course and in 2010, he became an Army War College Fellow at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.

 

His personal life, likes, and activities

Athletics played football at West Point between 1985 and 1988, wearing the No. 98 jersey. In 2007, he was present when the New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins at FedExField at the invitation of West Point classmate Mike Sullivan, who was then on the coaching staff of the New York Giants. This win was the beginning of a 10-game road winning streak and came after Gadson had made an inspirational speech to the team. The streak culminated in the Giants winning Super Bowl XLII. And in recognition for his contribution, Gadson received a specially minted Super Bowl ring. Gadson has since remained with the team as a motivational speaker.

Acting career made his acting debut in Battleship, a 2012 American science fiction naval war film, as Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales, playing a war veteran who regains his appetite for the fight when Oahu is threatened by an alien attack. Director Peter Berg, having seen news articles about Gadson, decided to cast him as an army officer trying to recover from the loss of his legs. 2023 appeared on NCIS Los Angeles series 14 Ep2 Of Value.

Gadson has been an avid photographer for many years. His work has most recently been featured prominently in Coming Home: Journey, Community, Dialog, a public art project based in New York City that seeks to encourage communication between civilians and those who have served in the US military.

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