Anthony Radetic (born February 10, 1979) is an American alpine skier, Amateur PWC racer and veteran of the United States Army.

Born in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Radetic, a native of Florida, graduated from Florida Air Academy High School in 1997. After graduating FAA he attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and pursued an Aerospace Engineering degree. In 2000, he joined the U.S. Army as a parachute rigger (92R).

Upon his enlistment, he was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia where he completed airborne school.  While stationed in Fort Bragg North Carolina, Radetic completed the Army’s Primary Leadership Development Course.

He attended Special Forces Selection course in Camp Mackall and was selected for Special Forces.

Radetic was then picked to become a Special Forces communication sergeant (18E) and assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command  Headquarters as a sergeant (E5).

During this time the US Army began a new program, Army Laser Surgery Program, which allowed soldiers who had photorefractive keratotomy (PRK) eye surgery partake in a special test program to attend the Army flight school. Sgt Radetic was selected for the program and was stationed in Ft. Rucker and promoted to WO1. He completed the Army helicopter flight training and became an Army aviator (153A).

He was sent to Fort Benning GA to serve as a primary Blackhawk VIP pilot for the post general.

While in advance course training at Fort Rucker, Radetic was struck by a motor vehicle leaving him paralysed.

He sustained a spinal cord injury at the C2, C3, T7 and T8 levels. He remained in critical care for 40 days. Six years after his injury, Radetic tried skiing for the first time at a sports clinic in Snowshoe West Virginia.

In 2012, he moved to Aspen Colorado to begin training seriously for international alpine skiing competitions. While training in Aspen, Radetic was filmed by Warren Miller crew while he landed his first back flip on a mono ski.

Since then, Radetic has competed in several sports including hand cycling, Skiing and more recently personal watercraft racing.

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