Veteran | 4 Years in the U.S. Army
What did you do in the service?
Supply. I was the guy they came to get everything from toilet paper to a tank. I also had to account for all the items on the property book.
What was the biggest reason that led you to join the military?
That my service would provide an opportunity for myself and my family.
What was the biggest lesson you learned in the military?
To be patient. To be able to change course and to complete your tasks. You can’t be lazy in the army. You deal with adversity every day, embrace the suck and get your job done.
Has the military made you a better person?
Yes. It’s opened many doors for me, and I’m appreciative of my time in the service. It showed me the importance of firearms. Our people have a long history with firearms. It is only now that we have become afraid to protect ourselves and our families.
What area of your life has the military helped you grow the most in
Being prepared for anything. The military showed me the importance of preparation.
What is your perspective of patriotism?
I’m an American, period. This is my country. I love this country and know that we are the aboriginal people of this land.
What was your experience transitioning from active duty to civilian life?
Finding a good job is still difficult. I had to start two businesses: NuSense Firearms, a gun club, and firearms instruction LLC. I also started Vinyl and Patties, a DJ service and thrift collective with my wife, Chloe. We do events from weddings to corporate gigs.
What do you do, post active duty?
I currently own two businesses, and I work as an instructor for Magnum South in Colorado Springs. I’m also about to be on a reality tv show called “Surviving Man,” and I’ll represent my family and colorado on the show. It’s a new shooting slash survival show, so make sure to watch it when it comes out.
What advice would you give to others transitioning into civilian life?
Document everything that happens during your service. Stay focused and find opportunities before you leave the service.
What are things that people should consider before they join?
Just figure out what you need to get out of the military before you join. Stay focused, do what you are told. Remember you represent something very great. Yourself. I would also tell everyone, no matter their age, to dream big. Like real big.