I enlisted in 1998 and was an 0311 with G/2/8 until I was selected for the MECEP program and was commissioned. Following TBS I became a Logistics Officer and was stationed with 2d FSSG (which reorg'd into the MLG during my tour). During my three years with 2d FSSG / 2d MLG, I deployed twice to OIF, once with CLB-8 and again with CLB-6. Following the second deployment, I received orders to TBS for duty as an instructor. After TBS, my family and I went to Okinawa where I served for four years with MWSS-172. My last tour was as the S-4 / Lead for CSS training at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) in Bridgeport, CA. I retired from the Marine Corps on 10 November 2018 and now live outside of Carson City, NV.