Sergeant (USMC, Retired) Adam Kisielewski- Director
Adam Kisielewski was born on Oct 2, 1983 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. During his junior year of high school he joined the “Delayed Entry Program” for the US Marine Corps and in January of 2002, Kisielewski graduated Bradford high school early to attend Basic Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, CA.
After completing recruit training, Kisielewski trained as an Infantryman or “0311” at Camp Pendleton, CA and later entered the US Marine Corps’ Security Forces where he was hand selected to serve on the presidential security detail. Upon completion of his required training, Kisielewski received orders to the Marine Barracks in Washington D.C., where he provided security for the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), and numerous other flag officers. Eventually, Kisielewski was selected to serve at Camp David where he provided security to the 43rd President of the United States, the first family, and other visiting dignitaries.
After completing his service at Camp David, Kisielewski rejoined the infantry and received orders to serve with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, Golf Company in Camp Lejeune, NC. In July of 2005, Kisielewski deployed to Iraq as an infantry squad leader and operated outside of Camp Fallujah, Iraq. In Al Karmah (a small city west of Fallujah), Kisielewski was severely injured on a foot patrol after encountering an improvised explosive device blast inside a school known for frequent enemy activity.
Kisielewski’s wounds required the amputation of his left arm at the shoulder and his right leg four inches below his knee. Kisielewski’s left leg was also badly damaged in the blast and required three months of continuous limb salvage surgeries for doctors to determine they could save his limb. Kisielewski also endured various other surgeries to his stomach and ears. Kisielewski received care at National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After 14 months of recovery, Sergeant Kisielewski medically retired from the US Marine Corps.
After his retirement from the military in October of 2006, Kisielewski joined the US Army’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (commonly referred to as TATRC) at Fort Detrick, MD where he helped to develop cutting edge technologies, including prosthetic devices, that would aid US service men and women injured in combat. While working at TATRC, Kisielewski began volunteering much of his free time to non-profits which focused on assisting wounded, injured, and ill combat veterans and their families. In 2010, Kisielewski left his job at TATRC to work for full time for Operation Second Chance as their Vice President. In February of 2013 Kisielewski decided to step down as Vice President to pursue an education. In 2014, Kisielewski graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mount St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice and theology.
Kisielewski is an avid supporter of the organizations that helped him and his family during his recovery. Kisielewski proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Homes for Our Troops, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to “building homes and rebuilding lives” for our nation’s most severely injured veterans. In addition to his duties as a Director, Kisielewski also leads the organization’s Veterans Action and Advisory Team. In his free time, Kisielewski enjoys riding his custom built Harley Davidson with the Battlefield Chapter of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club. He also enjoys bird hunting, aviation, and most of all, spending time with his wife Carrie and son Evan.
“I am so proud to have had the opportunity to serve my country in many different ways. It is highly gratifying to get to be a small part of something so much bigger than myself.”