Anthony “Doc” Ameen – Founder/CEO
Anthony Ameen served as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman from 2002-2010. In 2008, Ameen was severely wounded in a Taliban ambush while operating in Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion/7th Marines – 1st Marine Division. Ameen lost the lower half of his left leg and has since undergone more than 30 surgeries to save his right leg and to reconstruct his left hand.
For his service and sacrifices, Ameen was awarded a Purple Heart, the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Valor Distinction, and two Good Conduct Medals.
In 2010, Mr. Ameen founded Wings for Warriors, a volunteer driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps combat wounded Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans as they return home and transition into the realm of living with their disabilities. Wings for Warriors works to ensure that veterans receive the adequate healthcare and financial benefits that they are due, as well as building support and assistance from their local communities.
As the Founder and CEO of Wings for Warriors, Ameen has made numerous keynote public speaking engagements across the United States, and has made several national televised appearances, including CNN, NBC’s ‘Last Call With Carson Daly’, National Geographic Channel, and many more.
After 8 years of service, Ameen now lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Stephanie, their son and daughter Vance and Vivian, and 2 daughters Madelyn and Laycie. Stephanie currently works in real estate at Keller Williams Sonoran Living as a member of The Mendoza Team. Mr. Ameen continues his personal recovery as he works to build Wings for Warriors to provide a helping hand to the many combat wounded veterans nation wide, dealing with struggles along the road to recovery similar to his own.