posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:01 PM
I was accepted to art school after high school but couldn't afford it. So instead I did a year of college studying architecture. Hated every minute
of it. Turns out that architecture classes are unbelievably boring.
I ended up joining the Navy in 2001. After boot camp and "A" School, I was stationed in Japan. During that time I got to travel the world and see
Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Fiji, East Timor, Iwo Jima and Australia.
I was qualified with the Beretta M9, Remington 870, Springfield M14, M4A1 Carbine, M203 Grenade Launcher, M79 Grenade Launcher, M60 Machine Gun, M249
SAW, Browning M2, Mk.19 Grenade Launcher, AT4 Rocket Launcher and Bushmaster 25mm cannon.
I conducted several VBSS operations and worked with SEALS, SWCC, EOD and the 31st Marines almost every day. I was directly involved in anti-terror
operations in the Philippines and anti-piracy operations in the Strait of Malacca.
I met 2 former presidents while in the service (Bush Sr. and Clinton).
I climbed to the top of Mt. Fuji in 2003.
I was in Iraq in 2004 where I saw a fair amount of combat. Earned a combat action ribbon. Killed around a dozen people. I could be wrong. It's hard
to keep track when you are getting shot at. Everything happens pretty fast.
I was in Indonesia in 2005 for the tsunami relief.
Then I went to BUD/S in Coronado, California where I ended up tearing ligaments in my shoulder and knee. It ended my Navy career.
After I got out, I spent some time in Hawaii where I met my wife.
For the next couple years, I worked out in the Bering Sea and in Dutch Harbor, Alaska as a welder. From then on, I have just travelled all over the US
as a contractor. I got back to Idaho from Florida a month ago where I learned underwater welding and renewed my offshore survival and first aid/cpr
I had a secret security clearance but haven't used it in a while. I'm assuming it has lapsed by now.
I am also slowly but surely learning how to fly a helicopter. But it's expensive so I'm not taking many lessons per month.
Right now I'm being considered for a welding position in Antarctica, but I probably won't get it.
In my off time, I like to go gold panning, gem hunting and researching valuable shipwrecks. I'm an avid scuba diver and photographer. I also dabble
in 3d modelling, writing and target shooting with my gun collection.