I served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. I was first in my class at Hospital Corps School and given my choice of assignments. I selected First Marine Division and was sent to the 5th Marine Regiment after Field Medical Service School (FMSS). From there, I was assigned to the regimental commander’s PSD platoon. I deployed once, to Fallujah, Iraq, and spent 11 months there.
During my time in the military I attended the EMP/Gunfighter “Instructor” course and sent countless thousands of rounds downrange with my M4 carbine and M9 pistol. EMP/Gunfighter was a program devised by Pat Rogers for the USMC, intended to provide carbine course type training to deploying units. I also became intimately familiar with the M249 SAW and carried, fired, or blew up buses with the M203, M32 MGL, M240G, M2, and MK19.
On the civilian side, I’ve attended courses by Pat Rogers and Larry Vickers, and I continue to shoot approximately 800-1000 rounds per week.
After I was honorably discharged, I returned to finish my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona.
Anyone interested in contacting me may do so via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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