William B Reynolds III was 6 months into serving with the 10th Mountain Division in Iraq as the Chief of Reconnaissance and Sniper Employment when he was near fatally wounded by an IED during combat operations in Southwest Baghdad.
Upon medical evacuation, Will underwent 2.5 years of intermittent treatment and 26 surgeries to restore function to his left leg and left arm. His left arm almost fully recovered, but he eventually lost his left leg above the knee to a limb salvage failure. During his treatment, Will served in a staff role at the Pentagon as the Deputy Operations Officer to the Joint IED Defeat Organization—the organization stood up to mitigate the very threat that nearly took his life months before. After serving in this role for a year, Will was eventually medically retired from the military. After nearly seven years of service in the military, Will honed in on his management experience and his newfound affinity toward healthcare in receiving his MBA from Simon Business School in Health Sciences Management. Will went on to internships in the medical device industry with Boston Scientific and with a small Boutique Consulting Firm and eventually chose Consulting for his full-time pursuit. Will is now a Manager with Deloitte Consulting, LLP.
Since athletics has always been a mainstay in Will’s life, he continues to be an avid cyclist and runner, competing in the Invictus Games as captain of the US Team, as well as the Warrior Games. He is also a US Paralympic hopeful. Will currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Cassandra and 5 Children, Malachi (9), Gabrielle, (7), Genevieve (5), Evangeline (2), and Ezekiel (5 months). In his spare time, Will enjoys travelling and activities such as skiing with his family. He also serves on the boards of Disabled Sports USA, the EquiCenter, US Military Endurance Sports, and the Positivity Project.