Q: What does your call sign mean to you?
A: My call sign is Sacrifice. I wear it to represent those that have been injured but just as important, to show that our injuries don't define us, we do.
Q: What branch of the military did you serve in (or are currently serving in), for how long, and what was your job?
A: I served in many aspects as a military policeman in the US Army. Proudly served for 11 1/2 years as a patrolman, investigator, desk sergeant, combat MP, squad leader and Special Reaction Team Member.
Q: What is your best or most unforgettable OEW-related memory?
A: Attending the obstacle course race championships in Ohio. I was the only adaptive athlete with what seemed an army of MAT members and OCAs all there to support me. I remember breaking down because it's hard for me to trust people. That day, OEW gained my trust forever.
Q: What would you like people to know about OEW?
A: That the organization is filled with people who want to do the right thing for no other reason than it's the right thing to do. OEW is one of the most selfless organizations I have ever had the honor of being a part of.
Q: What is your daily contribution to OEW operations?
A: As of late, I have been attending school so my contribution has been minimal. That's what makes this organization so great. They want to empower you to take on challenges. The physical challenges were something that I worked hard at and overcame. Because I have a brain injury, the newest challenge that I've taken on is to go to graduate school. I'm no longer afraid of failing because of my brain injury and that's the power of Operation Enduring Warrior.
Q: Motto or principle you live by.
A: The best way to overcome challenges and obstacles in your life, is to help others with theirs. (That used to be a figurative quote and now it's literal.)
Q: How do you stay in shape for the demands of the MAT?
A: I participate in strength training, endurance training, ruck marches and there's a hill by my house that I run up and down- with and without weight.
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