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

By Sgt. David LietzOctober 24, 2019

Lt. Col. Pete Caragher, Deputy G-3, 85th U.S. Army Support Command, holds two medals that he won in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition one is a 2014 World Masters gold medal and the other is a first place gold medal from the 2013 International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Championship. 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 Sgt. David Lietz)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Pete Caragher, Deputy G-3, 85th U.S. Army Support Command, holds two medals that he won in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition one is a 2014 World Masters gold medal and the other is a first place gold medal from the 2013 International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Championship. 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 Sgt. David Lietz) (Photo Credit: Sgt. David Lietz) VIEW ORIGINAL