Served in the United States Marine Corps. Served a combat tour in Iraq. Was awarded the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, w/ Combat Distinguishing Device (V) Successfully conducted over 300 combat patrols, raids, and government escorts in Najaf Province, Iraq. Conducted PSD (Personal Security Detail) missions, protecting high profile targets from the Prime Minister of Iraq to Commanding Generals and Battalion Commanders.
- Completed a second tour to Combat in Iraq as contractor for a Private Military in 2006