Where did you serve and what did you do?
I served 22 years with both USMC and CO Army National Guard. I did four deployments, one sea service deployment in 1999 with USMC Infantry 1/1. Two deployments to Iraq with the COARNG in 2003, 2008. One deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2015 with COARNG. I was USMC Security Forces and Infantry Rifleman, then COARNG Military Police with over 22 years of service.
How are you #StillServing?
I served as a volunteer firefighter for 2 years and law enforcement officer for 10 years. Now a VFW Post founder and Commander, and District Commander in Colorado, as well as a Colorado State House Representative in the Veterans Caucus and fighting for mental health related legislation and helping veterans with service dogs get veterinary care. I also use my 4 dogs as therapy dogs with veterans in need.
Why do you do it?
I served and now want to serve those that continue to serve.