I am a 19 year member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, having served in three of the 6 battalions of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
I have, thus far, attained the rank of Sergeant First Class and am presently assigned against my MOS as a JNN Platoon Sergeant. I am a 25U, so despite not being qualified, yet, for the 25W position, I’m well positioned as a Signal generalist.
I have deployed three times, all three to Afghanistan and each has been a unique experience.
In my civilian life, I am a husband, the fur-father of two dogs and three cats and a Systems Administrator for Dell Services.
I live in the North Dallas area, and am rapidly approaching a point where will have been in Texas about the same amount of time I have lived, each, in Tulsa, OK and OKC, OK.
Maggie (my wife) and I moved to Texas in April 2001 and the events of the next September were the reasons I didn’t make the transfer to the Texas National Guard–if I were to deploy (and I did two years later) I wanted to go with the people I already knew.
I started Signaleer toward the end of that first deployment in 2004.