is a Marine Infantry and Special Operations Officer. He served with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines (The Walking Dead) in Camp Lejeune, NC, where he deployed to Iraq in 2008 and the Middle East as part of the 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in 2010. He completed the Marine Special Operations Individual Training Course (ITC) in 2011 and was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion in Camp Pendleton, CA. He deployed to Afghanistan as the Team Commander for Marine Special Operations Team (MSOT) 8131 in 2012. To learn more about Derek visit <a href="http://www.derekherrera.com">www.derekherrera.com</a>
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