I served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman – HM2 (FMF). 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, in 2006, and spent 11 months there. In addition to PSD, I worked for Scouts, Tanks, Tracks, and other units, including an Army MP Company. During that time I took part in over 200 mounted and dismounted patrols throughout Anbar province, functioning not only as a Corpsman but also as a vehicle commander, electronic countermeasures dude, and dismounted security.

After I was honorably discharged, I returned to finish my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona. I have acted as a technical consultant to major firearm and ammunition manufacturers. I now provide photo and video services to various companies within the outdoor industry. I also teach carbine and handgun shooting courses.

Anyone interested in contacting me may do so via email at a@vuurwapenconcepts.com.