2015 Honorees, 10th Annual Tournament
US ARMY Captain (Ret) Nicholas Vogt, Arlington, VA
Nicholas John Vogt was raised in rural Ohio as the oldest of 5 siblings, and he graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2010 with a bachelors degree in Life Sciences.
Following graduation, he trained as an infantry officer at Ft. Benning, Georgia and completed his Airborne and Ranger School qualifications before reporting to Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. Since his unit was deployed at that time, he immediately left to meet them in southern Afghanistan. Soon after his arrival, he was assigned as the commander of an infantry platoon.
While leading his unit on a foot patrol on November 12th, 2011, Nicholas was severely injured by an IED. This resulted in double above-knee amputations and a traumatic brain injury, among other things. After over two years of recovery, Nicholas returned to active duty and completed his service time as a professor’s aide at the United States Naval Academy in the Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department. He was medically retired in June 2015 as an Army captain.
On September 19th, 2015, Nicholas married LTJG Lauren Vogt, a Navy nurse he met while recovering at Walter Reed. They live in Arlington, Virginia. Nicholas is currently attending George Washington University, pursuing a masters degree in Bioinformatics.