As you may or may not know, I did ROTC and joined after college. It’s been 11 years, but it feels like the blink of an eye. During this time, I have been deployed several times and have had a consistently demanding training cycle. As a result, the Army has taken me away from many meaningful events, including family gatherings/events and important milestones in my life. I hope the reunion will be a great success, and I look forward to hearing from you all. Here’s hoping I can make the next one!
I commissioned from the University of Scranton in 2012 as an Artillery Officer and moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Finished Artillery Basic Officers Leader Course in March of 2013 and went to Fort Drum, New York. Served as a Company Fire Support Officer (FSO) and Platoon Leader for Delta Company 2-22INF, and Troop FSO for 1-71CAV then moved over to the Brigade Fires Battalion, 3-6FAR. I was the Alpha Battery 1st Platoon; Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, and Executive Officer.
I deployed in September of 2015 to May 2016 to Erbil, Iraq, as a targeting officer for the British 22SAS.
Redeployed and moved to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, in June 2016 to switch jobs from Artillery to Intelligence. I attended the Military Intelligence (MI) Officers Transition Course and MI Captain’s Career Course then moved again in February 2017 to Fort Carson, Colorado.
At Fort Carson, I was the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Intelligence Officer (S2) for 14 months before moving down to 242nd EOD Battalion (BN) to be their S2 for a deployment from NOV 2018 to AUG 2019 to CENTCOM. I spent time in Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Oman.
Redeployed and moved to the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) in SEP19. I spent 22 months in Mission Operations. Currently I am in Command of the Headquarters Company and have been since August 2021.
I was selected for promotion to Major and will be moving to Fort Campbell, Tennessee, this summer, where I will be the 52nd EOD Group S2.
My wife, Hailley, and I have a beautiful 1-year-old daughter, Diana.