Nick Sterling is former United States Army Infantryman, who is now a motivational speaker, songwriter, and entertainer.
All through high school he was determined to join the military to serve his country. Shortly after graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and deployed with the 25th Infantry Division to Iraq from 2006-2007 where he was wounded and earned the Purple Heart.
After leaving the military Nick became a student at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Over the years he has traveled to multiple states and countries striving for the sense of purpose and drive that he had while serving his country. Like many combat veterans, transitioning to civilian life was difficult and he struggled to find his next mission.
Through the support of his family and the Lone Survivor Foundation, he found his purpose in songwriting and assisting his fellow veterans that suffer from PTSD and TBI.
Nick realized that helping his brothers and sisters with their transition out of the military through song and motivational speaking was just as noble a cause as serving his country. By writing, performing and speaking about his own personal experiences, he is able to connect with other veterans in a unique way to help inspire and empower them to find their drive, their purpose, and their next mission.
Nick is continuing his education earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Russian Studies. While pursuing his educational goals, he actively assists student veterans transitioning to civilian and student life from the military as the Vice President of the Veterans Alliance at Texas State University.
Nick’s presentations include Inspiration and Motivation, Transitioning to Student and Civilian Life After the Military, and Creative Healing through Music.