Where did you serve and what did you do?
Captain, enlisted as Combat Medic prior to commissioning. Army Reserves 1991-2005, Afghanistan 2004
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
At the beginning of the pandemic, our family decided to raise a dog for the Guide Dog Foundation and Vets Dogs. We are raising Hero, a black Labrador who is turning 14 months old. This is our way of #StillServing so we can pay it forward.
Why do you do it?
My family wanted to give back in a more tangible way. We are always making donations to charities but wanted to teach our 12 and 14 year old children the power of truly getting involved. By being puppy raisers for the Guild Dog Foundation and Vets Dogs, we are raising a dog that is going to really help someone in the future. This process has been inspiring to my family and something that we will always cherish.
In a few months Hero will leave us to go onto his formal training and assignment. He really is an amazing dog and we will miss him terribly, although we know what we are doing is going to provide help to someone in need. That is how we are #StillServing.