My dad, his brother, and my mother's brother were all in the Air Force. So me, I went into USAF delayed enlistment at 17 years old and into basic training a month after high school graduation. I spent 12 years working in communications on active duty. While on active duty, I became interested in law enforcement and eventually became a reserve sheriff's deputy, then a reserve police officer.
I got off of active duty and went into the active reserves where I was assigned to a USAFR Red Horse (combat engineers) squadron. I spent six years in Red Horse before I took an assignment as a reservist assigned to an active duty higher headquarters directorate in Hawaii. I was assigned there for six years before I retired in 2010. All told, 12 years active, 12 years active reserves, 5 years part time law enforcement.
Nowdays I work for a government contractor. I'm currently working at the Edson Range at Camp Pendleton, CA. I love the military and have been either in it, or around it, since I was 17. I've strived to do my best by all those I served with, and to help support those that are serving now.
SMSgt (Ret) D. - VFW Member
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