I was born in Dallas, Texas on April 20, 1971. I enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating from Sunset High School -- as a desire to both get out of the house, and to serve my country -- with the intention of making a career out of it. However, when my Enlistment ended in 1993, and shortly after returning from my Deployment to The Middle East, I made the mistake of leaving the military behind.
I quickly discovered that I preferred military structure to civilian life. I won't bore you with the details leading to my decision to get out of the Army, but suffice it to say that my younger self allowed a bad apple to taint my vision of military life.
I spent a few years working in the computer field, moving between Desktop Support and Computer Repair positions. I also worked for a prominent communication company installing wireless internet service for a while, but that project was short-lived and was eventually shut down by the company. During this time, I had tried to return to military service, but the Active components were not accepting prior-Service members back into the fold. I ended up joining the Texas National Guard; it wasn't Active Duty, but it gave me some semblance of the order I was missing.
Then, on September 11, 2001, America found itself under attack and my Unit was Activated. An Air Force recruiter I had previously talked to let me know that since my status was technically "Active Duty" he could move me over to permanent Active Duty with the Air Force. I spoke with an Army recruiter who let me know I wouldn't be able to get the same deal, so I ended up switching over to the Air Force. I had the pleasure of working at Schriever AFB in Colorado for about 9 years, and Deploying a few times to warzones in support of various engagements, before an unfortunate run-in with an I.E.D. prompted my medical release from the miltiary in 2011.
Now, I sit here and write opinon pieces, or rants if you prefer, on topics which peak my interest. Maybe you'll agree with some of them, while others piss you off. Either way is fine. One of the great things about being an American is the ability to have these conversations, publicly and openly. Well, at least for the most part. Thus, the reason I have my own website instead of relying on Social Media sites which may or may not be censoring certain views. I believe we have the Right to share our opinions, and that each individual has the Right to listen, or ignore, that voice as they personally see fit.
Kindly take note: I do not consider myself an expert in any field. Everything I post on my website is simply my opinion, from my perspective, on each issue. So sit back, relax, and have a read. I'll try to keep my opinions brief.