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My name is Kenneth Clark and I grew up in South Florida in a city called Coconut Grove with my family of six. Life was difficult. The vast streets bore challenges to our curiosity, and as kids we took to the opportunity to the local parks for our adventures. As we got older we had to experience the life without a farther. This situation put us in a fast track life where we had to mature immediately.
I quckly understood the importance of preparation, hard work, and respect. I applied these values to my endevours by making an inventory of resources, planning my activities for efficiency, working on my goals every single day, and giving my body the necessary rest, it needed to operate. My upbringing has completely supported my development and I am thankful for it.
In December 1986 I enlisted in the United States Army and shipped to basic training on August 13, 1987. I never thought I would be a career soldier. I was an enlisted soldier for 20 plus years.
During my Career I was involved in the follow campaigns, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom
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My husband and his best friend had the idea to go kayaking. They said they'd be back and that I couldn't go because I couldn't hack it lol so I was like "screw you" and went out and bought a kayak. We arrived late on Saturday and were supposed to be out late Sunday. But I got super sick on Sunday and by Monday I couldn't hole anything down. Our friend left to find help. And we had two night out there. Tune in for the rest of the story!!!!
Nick Hamm and I am a combat wounded Marine who has served in the Marine Corps for over 19 years now. My hope is once you learn about Warrior Built”, its mission,purpose & objectives,you will be eager to partner with this exciting, unique and rewarding foundation.Being an avid, lifelong motorcycle and off-road enthusiast, coupled with the mechanical knowledge to start a motorcycle project,I envisioned a way to help my fellow combat veterans and wounded warriors through vocational and recreational therapy.
SEAN CLAYTON Spartan race also affected my family, my daughter at 2 years old knew how to do a burpee and anytime she saw anybody covered in mud on a video she says "A Partan Race. I started my obstacle racing career and running career in October 2012 with the Carolina Spartan Beast and here I am in 2015 having conquered some pretty cool stuff with obstacle racing and other races.I love the sport and camaraderie/brotherhood that comes with the sport.
Marcus Marshall I and operate Marshall Firearm Service and Repair LLC.We repair, build, & sell firearms as well as blacksmithing. I have been working in the firearms industry for many years but it has been a lifelong passion. In my early 20’s I started as a range officer at a local gun range and through hard work and dedication worked my way up to managing an armory and production of their AR-15 line.With the skill and knowledge I gained we decided to open our own firearms business.My family also enjoys Martial Arts and along with our son practice Tae Kwon Do.Our business partner Matthew Bratton of Bratta Holsters is a combat veteran who served multiple tours in Iraq. He,along with veteran Army Ranger Ronn Roxx,produce main line and custom kydex holster, knife sheaths, and other products for firearm and sporting needs.We strive to provide the highest quality firearms services, repairs,and customizations
Mom of 3, kids ages 21, 19 and 18. Former NY Foster Mom for teen Girls. Presently in process of becoming Foster Mom in State of SC Marine Corps Veteran, Served US Marine Corps 1992-1998 Graduate of Briarcliffe College NY. Formerly of Long Island NY, Recently Moved to Beaufort SC Director of Operations and Board Secretary of Marines and Mickey Foundation
Haley Warwick event manager for Carry The Fallen, a program developed by Active Heroes. Whose mission of helping veterans, active duty military and their families. She guides volunteer Team Leaders from all parts of the nation to construct Carry The Fallen ruck promoting three main goals: to raise awareness of an epidemic of 22 veteran suicides daily, to raise funds to help support all of the charity’s free programs, and to encourage camaraderie between the communities. Haley serves as a point of contact or reference for Team Leaders, handles most of the public relations for the program, and interviews and writes for the weekly Active Heroes Features as well. She holds an associate’s degree from Jefferson Community College, and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Haley is a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award, is a Kentucky Colonial and is Hootsuite certified. In high school, she helped develop a pet therapy program at a local nursing home, training her dog and receiving certification from the Delta Society. She also developed an art therapy program for Harbor House of Louisville, a safe haven for adults with developmental disabilities. During her time in college, she interned and worked with many non-profits and public relations firms, while having her writing and photography published She was editor and a designer for her college paper and news website.
David Maestas grew up in Vermont before enlisting in 1994 in the US Army with an Airborne Ranger contract. After almost 6 years in the 2nd Ranger Battalion he spent time with the Long Range Surveillance Detachment and 2-14 Infantry Battalion at Fort Drum, NY. His last 9 years in the military were with the 1st Special Forces Group having served as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant, Intelligence Sergeant and finally a Team Sergeant of two Special Forces teams. He has earned two bronze stars amongst other awards over five combat deployments in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan for almost 4 years of time deployed.
Since he retired a year ago, he has become an entrepreneur having successfully started several businesses to include Maestro Strategic Solutions as his parent company. He also noticed that as a Veteran, finding the help required for himself and others was difficult to navigate through all the agencies, non-profits and businesses that help Veterans. He started My Ranger Biz to consolidate Veteran businesses to address Veteran issues as well as help Veteran entrepreneurs to get started in business.
Joe Sworn is the outspoken talk host of Sworn American Sheepdogs. Sworn’s audience is the American patriot community consisting of veterans, III%ers, 2nd Amendment enthusiast, first responders, and preppers. Joe is not politically correct and as a result is usually in the middle of controversy or shock media. Communication and Organizations are Sworn’s fields of academic study and when mixed with his comedic personality it produces compelling content within his demo..
I was born in Albuquerque, NM 1956. May dad was a co-pilot for Strategic Air Command in the 50’s. I grew up in Calif until 10 yrs old. Moved to Indiana until I joined Marines in 1975. Was in Korea with 3rd MAB in 1979 when President Park was assassinated. Became the NCOIC of the Marine Det in Monterey CA in 1980. I was a Junior, Senior and Chief Drill instructor from 1986 to 1990. 1990 joined 15th MEU helped evac 2100 civilians from Mt Pinatubo eruption in Philippines and participated in Desert Storm in 1992. Left active duty in 1993 but stayed in reserves until 1999. Retired as a Marine First Sergeant in 1999. Tried to return to active duty on September 12th, they needed young men not First Sergeants.
I was on WSRadio (the worldwide leader in Internet talk) from 2010 to 2011. Hosted a show named after my website America Fighting Back.Com. I have made several videos honoring our military and their accomplishments, on my YouTube channel Americas First Sergeant. I was given that nickname while I was on WSRadio. It stuck, so I kept it.
I am very active in politics from a veteran’s standpoint and from the direction of our country.
I joined the Army in 97 after graduating college. I spent four years at Ft. Hood, deploying to Bosnia in 98. I ets'd in 2001 and joined the Indiana national guard. Six months later my unit activated stateside. After two years of that, my ex got orders to Ft. Wainwright so re-enlisted back to the active duty side. I had just re-enlisted to reclass when I ended up having surgery on my achillies and was med boarded out. I currently work in a powerplant.
Daniel Kraemer, is a 15 year US Air Force veteran. He has participated in multiple operations including Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as numerous humanitarian missions around the world. During his last deployment in October of 2013 Daniel was injured with a Traumatic Brain Injury which lead to his discharge due to medical injuries. With a TBI, PTSD, anxiety and other PTSD symptoms Daniel felt as if he had nothing once his military career was cut short. With only idle time on his hands Daniel started to drift and let his demons control his every move. It wasn't until almost a year later in late fall 2014 Daniel checked himself into a VA PTSD treatment facility for help. It was there, an old boxing trainer who worked as the facility's recreation director showed Daniel that he was still a warrior, and just because he wasn't at war there was still a battle that needed to be fought. It was through a renewed love of boxing that Daniel found his road to recovery and dealing with his day to day demons. With keeping with that warrior mentality and vigorous strength and conditioning along with intense fight training Daniel has come along way from his dark days of only a few years ago. His goal is to help as many of his fellow combat veterans as possible through fitness and mixed martial arts.
Tom Sotis began training in 1969 and has since never taken a year off. Early training consisted mainly of Kenpo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Kickboxing.
In the early 80’s Tom spent two years working in East and South Central Los Angeles as a Field Supervisor training retail store detectives how to make arrests and as Fugitive Recovery Agent.
In 1994, Tom was the first American combatives instructor to go to Russia where he was invited to the Spetsnaz Training Compound in Ufa and subsequently Tom was appointed:
• Special Advisor to Ministry of Internal Affairs, Bashkortostan, Russia
• Honorary Member of the Elite Red Berets
• Chief Instructor at Russian CID - Homicide and Major Crimes
From 1996-2001, Tom made a number of trips the Philippines where he completed learning five edged weapons systems training with the blademasters of Negros.
Presently, and over the last 20 years, Tom work with the United States Government, Military, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies; as well as State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies.
Tom founded AMOK! in 1992, now the world’s leading edged weapons training company, and has made over 80 trips to 28 countries pioneering the forward evolution of edged weapons combatives. Tom has taught over 1000 seminars, more than any other person in the world.
• Served in the Department of Homeland Security
• World Trade Center deployment
• Space Shuttle Columbia recovery
• United States Army 2010-2013
• Combat Infantryman
• Purple Heart recipient
• Injured in Afghanistan by enemy 8ARMY2mm recoilless heat round
• Honorably discharged
• Army 11B 2008-2011
• Iraq Deployment
• Purple Heart recipient ARCOM
• Medically retired for injuries sustained to face, arms, and legs from a RKG3 attack on our MRAP
Michael Brown spent four years on active duty achieving the rank of Corporal (Non-Commissioned Officer). Michael then spent two years as an Inactive Reservist for the Marine Corps in Texas, at which time he then re-entered Active Military Service by enlisting in the US ARMY on 27 FEB 2000 with the rank of Specialist and occupational specialty of Motor Transport Operator. From FEB 2004 – FEB 2005, he was deployed to Afghanistan as part of OEF-5, where he earned a Bronze Star, an Army Accommodation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Army Good Conduct Medal. During this deployment in Afghanistan, he sustained injuries warranting a Medical Discharged in JUN 2006. Afterward, he spent three years in Iraq as an Embedded MRAP Mechanic for the DOD and one year with Triple Canopy. During this timeframe, he was again injured twice resulting in two spinal surgeries resulting in artificial disc replacement, titanium cage and a titanium hip replacement. Upon 2 years of recovery and rehabilitation, he began deploying as a Mobility Instructor for CRUSADERS TRAINING, LLC, where he teaches US ARMY Soldiers Mobility and Recovery measures for the New IMG-MAXXPRO DASH MRAP. Currently, he is focusing his time on earning his Degree in Teaching and focus on being a Strength and Conditioning Coach.I am a disabled veteran who wants to live the rest of my life motivating other disabled veterans to do more than they ever thought they could before...after war.
LASHONE GARTH, OF BLANKET OF FREEDOM
A former Army MP officer (TIP OF THE SPEAR!),He retired after numerous contributions to the MP Corps,along with combat duties in the sandbox. Nowadays, she conducts community outreach events and promotions that support her communities. LaShone is the founder of the Blanket of Freedom 501c(3) organization that supports combat veterans with mental illness. She wants to provide a program where veterans can explore non-traditional treatment options through the use of drama and expressive therapy. LYNN HUBBARD,AUTHOR OF PTSD:NO APOLOGIES
A well-published author (8 books so far!) and a selfless volunteer for serving veterans, Lynn just released her newest book, PTSD: No Apologies.The book contains personal stories written by vets,It is a thought provoking piece demonstrating how everyone handles PTSD differently. Proceeds go towards buying books for the Veteran’s in the VA Hospitals Nationwide. She volunteers many hours standing for our fallen veterans with the Patriot Guard Riders. She also works on multiple projects with the American Legion. STAN BOWMAN,ACTOR,DIRECTOR A disabled veteran of the Army National Guard Stan Bowman took his military background and leadership to the next level when he got into the Telecom industry. He ended up doing corporate work for many years, but he began to chase his dream of acting and directing films. Fast forward to modern day, he doubles as Stan the Zombie,a very well-known character in several films, conventions and zombie gatherings! He even has his own comic book! Veterans’issues are very close to Stan, having lost several friends to PTSD related suicide and several others suffering long term and permanent disabilities related to injuries from their serviceKIP WILMONT, ARTIST AND FILM MAKER After marrying the love of his life Also former Sailor!He has since become a respected artist, He is the writer and director of the upcoming Veteran-themed film, Indomitable
Sgt Cory Ryan Huskey. I was born in Portland Oregon. I joined the army in 2010 at 19 years old as a combat medic. I was stationed at fort hood where I deployed to Iraq with 2-82 field artillery, 1st CAV in 2011. I went to flight medic school in 2012 and upon completion I was assigned to C CO (DUSTOFF )3-2 GSAB in South Korea. I flew for them as a flight crew medical officer for a little over two years until I was diagnosed with epilepsy and sent back stateside for a medical evaluation board. Currently, I am assigned to the warrior transition unit at joint base lewis-mcchord where I am receiving medical care and legal assistance as I transition out of the army. I am married to my wife l, Rebecca and we currently have no children (just two very large dogs).
Bridgette McHale, is a graduate of Eastman School of Music - University of Rochester,NY. She became a member of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation & earned a brown belt with high honors. She then enlisted in the US Marine Corps to serve her country. After graduating as the 2nd highest in her platoon with an award for expert marksmanship from Parris Island, & attending the Armed Forces School of Music to learn electric bass. Bridgette became the first female Bassist (string & electric) in Marine Corps history to serve.During this time, she obtained many awards and honors for conduct, knowledge, expert weapons handling (M16-A2 Service Rifle)and Marine Combat Training (MCT). She quickly advanced ranks to Sergeant of Marines. After sustaining TFCC ligament tears, DeQuervain injuries in her wrists and hand Bridgette's musical career ended. Undeterred, and after being encouraged to get into Voice Over and Film/Television. Bridgette took voice-over and commercial acting classes with Dru Scott, professional Voice-Over Actress and studied privately with Larry Goodman. Bridgette has since published two children's books available on Amazon.
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