Nico Marcolongo is a veteran of the Iraq conflict who served 14 years as a Marine Officer. After his second Iraq deployment, Nico was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress. After the conclusion of his military service in February 2008, Nico joined the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) where he leads the CAF Operation Rebound program for injured veterans and first responders.
Nico co-founded a weekly surf clinic with Naval Medical Center San Diego that is now an established form of therapy for injured active duty and veteran service members. He is also founder of the Buddy Bowl Charity Flag Football Tournament Series. Nico and his family were also featured on the Sesame St. Workshop episode “Coming Home-Military Families Coping with Change”.
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