Veterans Overcoming Obstacles is proud to announce Benjamin Kauffman as our veteran of the month for October 2019. Although Ben is not  technically a veteran yet, he soon will be separating from the U.S Army and we wanted to honor him and thank him for his service, we are excited  to see and be part of his future. Congratulations Ben!!!!


MSG Benjamin S. Kauffman Story:

-Branch of service: United States Army 

-MOS: 18Z/Special Forces Operations Sergeant 

-Unit: 2nd Battalion, 10TH Special Forces Group--Airborne 

-AGE: 37 


-VO2 EVENTS TAKEN PART IN SO FAR: 

So far, I have not had the  opportunity to take part in any events sponsored by VO2, but am eager to  do so in the near future.

  

-FUTURE VO2 EVENTS/GOALS TO TAKE PART IN:  

1) The Marine Corps Birthday Ruck March/Event 

2) Individual Powerlifting and Athletic Events 

3) VO2 Sponsored Team Events (Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Etc.)

 

-Post service goals/plans: 

Complete my personal education goals (Bachelors, Masters) towards  becoming a Physician Assistant in Sports Medicine and Health Science.  Hopefully, I can complete my Bachelor’s prior to retiring from the  military to expedite my future employment.  


I’m very new to the  VO2 and Devil Dogg Strength and Conditioning communities, but everyone  is so welcoming and I look forward to crushing it with you all during  yoga, barbell club, and powerlifting classes. 


-Favorite quote:  

“All the Army expects from you is for to give 110 percent, every day, for the rest of your life” CSM G. 


“It’s easier to piss everyone off, than to make everyone happy.” Master Chief D.