RPB’s Jerome Jeffrey Competes For Team Navy In Warrior Games

Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jerome Jeffrey.

Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jerome Jeffrey of Royal Palm Beach is joining more than 250 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans at the Department of Defense (DOD) Warrior Games Challenge being held June 21-30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando.

Jeffrey will be competing against athletes representing the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force and U.S. Special Operations Command. During the 10 days of competition, Jeffrey will compete in cycling, field and indoor rowing.

Hosted by U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command, the DOD organizes this elite adaptive-sports competition, the Warrior Games. This year is the 14th anniversary, highlighting the exceptional physical skills and mental toughness of seriously wounded, ill and injured active-duty and veteran service members. Though there are medals distributed during the games, the competition most highly celebrates personal tenacity, perseverance and triumph of the spirit.

Jeffrey was born in the village of Blackness in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica. In his formative years, he cultivated a deep appreciation for his roots and heritage, having grown up in a culturally rich environment.

At the age of 14, his family relocated to Royal Palm Beach. Jeffrey excelled in his new school environment and joined many extracurricular activities. After graduation, he ventured into security work, but he wanted a greater challenge and to serve his country. He learned a new skill in his role as a corpsman. He has demonstrated his unwavering dedication, discipline and commitment to upholding the Navy’s values of honor, courage and commitment.

For more information about the Warrior Games Challenge, visit www.dodwarriorgames.com.