As a young man, I joined the United States Army straight out of high school. I attended my basic training at Fort Knox, KY. I was trained to operate the M-1 Abrams main battle tank. It did not take me long to realize that I had a knack for the communications systems that the Army used.
I deployed twice during my tenure as a tanker. Once to Kuwait in 2001, and once to Iraq in 2003. I was a member of the 1st Infantry Division or The Big Red One. Upon my return from battle, I was assigned to United States Army Recruiting Command. I spent the rest of my military career as a recruiter and later became a station commander.