United States Army
Grit and determination define Brian Hicks of Pike Road, Ala. Despite a 1998 hunting accident injury and those sustained in a 2003 Iraq deployment that led to his left leg being amputated, Brian has completed 35 triathlons and eight marathons. In 2012, he was awarded the USA Triathlon Comeback of the Year Award. When he isn't competing or working as resident engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers at Maxwell AFB, he mentors other disabled veterans through the Birmingham, Ala.-based Lakeshore Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project in Jacksonville, Fla., and CAST (Christian Amputee Support Team) ministries based in Opelika, Ala.