In 2005, Sergeant Adam Kisielewski deployed to Iraq as an infantry squad leader. Just over a month into his deployment, he was severely injured by an improvised explosive device. His wounds required the amputation of his left arm and right leg. His left leg was also badly damaged.
During his recovery, Adam flew as a passenger with the VAC. He was so impressed with the program that he began flying with the goal of becoming a VAC pilot. After earning his private pilot license and instrument rating, he accomplished that goal.
Adam has a bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s and a master’s degree from Georgetown. He currently works as a nonprofit executive serving other combat injured veterans. He lives in Maryland with his wife Carrie and son Evan.