Army Reserve officer's passion for Jiu-Jitsu keeps him ready to serve

By Capt. Michael AriolaOctober 24, 2019

Lt. Col. Caragher, Deputy G-3, 85th U.S. Army Support Command, shows his Army Physical Fitness Badge during a weekend battle assembly, October 20, 2019. A Soldier must score a minimum of 90 points out of 100 in each category to earn the badge. Caragher, is an award-winning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. Originally from Schiller Park, Illinois, Caragher became interested in Jiu-Jitsu during his second tour as an Active Guard/Reserve officer based in California. He practices Jiu-Jitsu three or four times a week and currently holds a brown belt in the sport. His sports background includes participation in wrestling, hockey, football, cross training and the triathlon. Caragher joined the Army in 1985 and graduated from the Reserve Officer Training Corp at Northern Illinois University. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his service on a combat tour in Iraq from May 2006 until August 2007.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael Ariola)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Caragher, Deputy G-3, 85th U.S. Army Support Command, shows his Army Physical Fitness Badge during a weekend battle assembly, October 20, 2019. A Soldier must score a minimum of 90 points out of 100 in each category to earn the badge. Caragher, is an award-winning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. Originally from Schiller Park, Illinois, Caragher became interested in Jiu-Jitsu during his second tour as an Active Guard/Reserve officer based in California. He practices Jiu-Jitsu three or four times a week and currently holds a brown belt in the sport. His sports background includes participation in wrestling, hockey, football, cross training and the triathlon. Caragher joined the Army in 1985 and graduated from the Reserve Officer Training Corp at Northern Illinois University. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his service on a combat tour in Iraq from May 2006 until August 2007. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Michael Ariola) (Photo Credit: Capt. Michael Ariola) VIEW ORIGINAL