Daniel and I met while I was stationed onboard the USS Iwo Jima. We worked together for a couple years before he transferred to Field Medical Training Batallion - East (FMTB-E). From my experience working with him, he was the one person who the leadership counted on. He was a leader in his own right, mentoring his junior sailors and passing on his knowledge of the tasks at hand. Now he is shaping the future of our Corpsman at FMTB-E, who will be charged to take care of their Marines once they graduate and earn their title as "Doc."
What have you been up to? Where are you stationed at now?
Living day by day....working along side the world's greatest fighting force and lifting....i am currently stationed in Jacksonville North Carolina.
So what are you doing to stay fit?
When im not on a run or doing HITT training with the students....i go to the gym 5 days a week.
What was your best or worst moment in competition/military experience?
Being deployed to Iraq in 2007 and it snowed for the first time in 25 years!! Making snow angels in Iraq was epic! On the other hand there were 140 degree days that sucked!
What are your future goals in personally and or professionally?
My future goals are to live a long healthy life.....doing the things that i love to do....at the moment...it's training the world's greatest Hospital Corpsman.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about entering the military? Being a Corpsman?
I always tell people the military isn't for everybody....so just make sure it's what you want to do....being a Corpsman is the best decision I've ever made.
Favorite quote or saying?
"Wars are won 1 dead body at a time"