Steven Lumbley enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2000 and trained as a cannon crewmember at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After Sept. 11, 2001, he deployed to the Texas-Mexico border, where he worked as a military policeman, alongside Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2005, Lumbley began the first of two combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He separated from service in 2008, after receiving numerous decorations and the Combat Action Badge.
Lumbley has found the quiet life he needed and now focuses on his recovery, spirituality and helping other people. He enjoys gardening with his five-year-old son and doing CrossFit.
Lumbley believes the expedition will help him disconnect from the rest of the world in order to overcome his barriers, including new fears, and develop coping mechanisms. He looks forward to challenging himself with his fellow brothers and sisters— the healing medicine his soul needs.