SGT Michael Jordan

3,000m Steeplechase

Hometown: Gary, Indiana
High School: Pike High
College: University of Southern Indiana
Joined Army: May 2018
MOS: 89A, Ammunition Stock Control & Accounting Specialist

With a name like Michael Jordan, Michael figured he would try basketball first, but found it was not for him. He switched to cross country in high school – and rocketed from JV to all-state in a single season. He came to love the practice of running, as well as the team aspect. As a youth, his fourth place finish at the USA Juniors stood out: he ran a 9:00 in the 3000m steeplechase, and proved to himself that he could be one of the best runners in the country. His career since has taken him to the University of Southern Indiana, where he was a five-time All American and school record holder, and then to the New Jersey New York Track Club, where he qualified for the Olympic Trials. He also ran for the American Distance Project, which saw him place 12that the USA Track & Field Championships

I am America’s best! I will always strive to be the best for my country…in running, and war, if called upon.

Career Highlights

2017 - 12thPlace, 3000m Steeplechase, USA Track & Field National Championship

2016 - Olympic Trials Qualifier, 3000m Steeplechase

2013 - USA Track & Field National Championship Qualifier

2010 - 4thPlace, 3000m Steeplechase, USA Junior Track & Field National Championship