Where did you serve and what did you do?
US Army. I served 5 years active duty and 15 years in the Texas National Guard. Operation Just Cause, and OIF/OEF. 2 tours with the Guard.
How are you #StillServing?
Today I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist with the VA.
Why do you do it?
Basically, because someone else did it for me when I was not doing well. Recovery has strengthed the values that I had lost when I ETS the first time in 1989. 9/11 happened and the call to duty was too strong—I had to get back in and serve. Today it continues with the work I do as a veteran peer and I’m grateful for the people who helped me get there and learn the meaning of selfless service.