Where did you serve and what did you do?
USN, Japan Midway, Washington, and CA. Maintenance Master Chief and Unit Master Chief.
How are you #StillServing?
I volunteer with a local State Prison in CA, where they train free therapy and service dogs for veterans. I train the inmates to do dog training.
Why do you do it?
I think these men are worthy of redemption, just as many young sailors were also. Many were youth offenders who made terrible choices and now understand the gravity of those choices, but they, too, want to give back by training these dogs for service members. In addition, as a disabled vet myself, I know the value of the companionship of a dog and want to see dogs (that are pulled from kill shelters) saved and veterans helped. It’s a win-win for everyone.