Meet our beneficiaries

Beneficiary Application Questionaire

Please download the application at the link below and return the completed form to INFO@OerationMotorsport.org

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Sergeant Christopher Anderson

  

Sergeant Christopher Anderson, Canadian Special Forces, has completed several Operation Motorsport ‘Engage’ events and has made the transition from beneficiary to Recovery Programs Manager. 

Christopher joined the CAF (Canadian Air Force) in 1997 as Infantry. He later transferred to the RCEME (Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers) Branch as a Vehicle Technician. Chris later transferred within the branch to Elecro-Optics Technician (formerly Fire Control Systems). After suffering an OSI (Operational Stress Injury), which resulted in severe OCD reaction to normal stress, Chris was successfully treated with two rounds of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and medications treating depression and anxiety. Post treatment, he went on to successfully pass selection for the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR Unit within the CANSOFCOM Branch), later transferring to his current position with CJIRU (Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit). Chris has had various deployments overseas including Israel, Syria, Africa, Jordan and Iraq. He now acts as a mentor and facilitator within SOMA (Special Ops Mental Agility) Program. The program helps members gain the tools and techniques to deal with daily and combat stress, to raise awareness and reduce the stigma related to mental health and open the door for others to share their experiences with mental health issues and/or seek help.

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Sergeant First Class Andrew Ostman

Sergeant First Class Andrew Ostman enlisted into the United States Army Reserve in 2004. In 2006 transferred to active duty as a 13F, Fire Support Specialist (Fister). Fisters are trained to be the eyes of Death. His main task in the Army is to train soldiers to seek and destroy the enemy. Andrew twice deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He also completed one deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with the 10th Mountain Division (Ft. Drum, New York). Sergeant First Class Andrew Ostman suffers from severe spinal nerve damage and was medically retired from the U.S. Army in January of 2019.

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Warrant Officer Jeffrey Brown

 A Very Proud Canadian, Warrant Officer (Retired) Jeff Brown,  with 27.71 years,  a Traffic Technician (Logistics) who specialized as a Loadmaster on the CC130 Hercules for 7 years and spent his last 4 years with Special Forces.  Deployed around the Globe as Loadie and (MAMS Mobile Air Movement Section) for a large part of his Career and 24 months in Afghanistan alone.  Due to a back injury, and some foot issues he was forced to retire a touch sooner than planned.  He has a 7 year old son, Ryder, that makes retirement very rewarding.  From Hot Wheels to Muscle Cars life pretty much revolves around time with his son and Wheels making Operation Motorsport a great place for this Vet.  

Jeff Brown Testiminial (pdf)

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Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) dewayne crawford

 I am Chief Warrant Officer Three (CW3) DeWayne Crawford, Paratrooper in the US Army currently stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. My job title in the Army is a 131A Field Artillery Targeting Officer. As a Field Artillery Warrant Officer, I was responsible for providing assistance and advice to the commander and staff on all matters relative to the employment of target acquisition assets and the Army’s targeting methodology. I have three combat deployments to Afghanistan (2 with 82nd Airborne Division and 1 RS HQ) and 1 deployment to Kosovo. I will be officially medically retired from the military on March 27, 2018 with 20 years and 7 months of military service........ download and read all of DeWayne's story below.......

DeWayne Crawford's story (docx)

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Jonathan reid

 I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in September of 2006. I attended boot camp aboard MCRD Parris Island and graduated in December of 2006. Upon completion of boot camp and Marine combat training, I was sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma for my primary military occupation specialty school as an artillery forward observer. I deployed in 2007 to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. ........ download and read all of Jonathan's story below....... 

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Master Sergeant (Retired) Ralph Waller

Master Sergeant Ralph Waller  served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1997 to 2017. Ralph was a founding member of the U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command in 2006. He was deployed to 2 tours of duty in Iraq and 3 tours in Afghanistan. 

Ralph Waller Testimonial (pdf)

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alex zachman

 I am an Army veteran that has struggles with both mental and physical illnesses. I often say that the army is the most fun that I ever want to have once. Due to the difficulties that I faced in the army and the issues with the VA, I now help to advocate for veterans and research and help to prepare policy on military and veteran's related issues for the North Carolina Legislature......... download and read all of Alex's story below....... 

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Staff Sergeant (rtd) Renee Wilson

  

When I did my intake with Operation Motorsport Executive Director, Tiffany, she asked, “What do you want from this experience,” my reply, “I want to find my missing creative side, I want to write, focus, and discover my true passion for videography.” ....download and read all of Renee's story below....

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Gilles Tremblay

Chief Warrant Officer (Retired) Gilles Tremblay

Fetrat Ali

Corporal Fetrat Ali 

Tom Hartrick

Master Sergeant Tom Hartrick