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Kirk M. Bauer
Executive Director of Disabled Sports USA
As a disabled Vietnam veteran and the Executive Director of Disabled Sports USA for the past 31 years, Kirk M. Bauer, J.D. firmly believes that the military philosophy of leadership by example is the most effective way to inspire others to dream big and achieve their goals. True to this, at age 64, Kirk still leads an active lifestyle by participating with wounded warriors, youth and others in skiing, biking, hiking, golf and other sports, including climbing. In 2010, he was part of the three wounded warrior amputee team that summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. Through dedication and passion, he has helped grow Disabled Sports USA from a small, all volunteer organization, into one of the nation’s largest sports and recreation organization for individuals with physical disabilities. Kirk is Political Science graduate of University of California-Berkeley and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University. He is a native of Oakland, California and now lives in Catonsville, Maryland.