Stephen Nester, Navy FMF Corpsman
Stephen joined the Navy in 2000, attended boot camp and hospital corps school in Great Lakes, IL. He was then stationed as a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at the Presidents Hospital National Naval Medical Center (NNMC)in Bethesda, MD.
On September 11th, 2001, Stephen deployed to ground zero, New York on the USNS Comfort for Operation Noble Eagle and followed by an humanitarian mission on the USNS Comfort to Diego Garcia, Lithuania, Estonia and Iraq.
Stephen then attended Naval School of Health Sciences San Diego for advanced radiology licensing. He graduated top of the class and was hand picked by 1st Marines HQ to train in the Medical Augmentation Program (MAP) from 2003-2004 with 1st Recon Battalion.
Stephen continued his medical training in FMF Fleet Marine Service School for combat/trauma medical training from 2004-2005 and was stationed at Naval Hospital Corpus Christi.
In 2006 Stephen deployed again with II Marine Expeditionary Force under 3/14 Marines as a shock trauma corpsman. He was struck by IED March 2007 resulting in minor injuries.
Continuing his education, he went to school from 2008-2012, getting his bachelors degree in radiologic sciences.
In 2012 Stephen was medically retired from the Navy and worked as a Certified Computed Tomography (CT) tech from 2012-2020.
A life-long motorcyclist with a big purpose and passion to help veterans, in 2020 Stephen co-founded Throttle Therapy, a non-profit benefitting veterans.