Stephen Bitterle served a total of 27 years in military service. He first enlisted in the US Army in 1991, where he served for eight years. He then switched to the US Air Force in 1999. During his time in service, he served in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Iraq.
Stephen currently works as a Paramedic. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors with his two dogs and spending time with his family. Through this expedition, Stephen hopes to reconnect and socialize with other veterans without being judged.