I am a 23 year military veteran (Army/Air Force), who was born and raised in the Chickamauga area. I graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in 1996. I joined the Army's Military Police Corps in 1997 and served there for four years. In 2002 I moved to Savannah, GA where I have spent the last 20 years, until now. I was a firefighter for nearly five years for the city, before joining the Air Force and doing short tours in Tampa, Germany, Qatar, and Afghanistan. Upon retiring from the service at the end of November, I moved back to my hometown area and I found a job with the GA Department of Labor, helping veterans like myself find employment, or getting help if they are in need. I am a graduate of Saint Leo University (B.A.) and South University (MS).