U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant
9 years served
Seeking a career in small business
I served 2 tours in Iraq, the second of which took its toll on me. I did route clearance and was hit by an IED and was close to several other blasts when other vehicles in my platoon were hit. I have a TBI and PTSD. On top of that, I have chronic acute pancreatitis due to depleted uranium exposure. I was in the financial industry for over ten years and was a branch manager of a large national bank before I was hospitalized off and on for over six plus months in the course of 18 months. I did some reevaluating during that time and realized I needed to focus on getting better and that working 90+ hours a week was not good for my health or for my family life. I have just went through and graduated with a degree in Advanced Brewing Theory from Siebel Institute of Technology. I hope to open my own brewery.