Brian Bauer

is an 11-year veteran who spent his military career serving as a crew chief, gunner, aerial gunnery instructor and avionics technician with one of the Navy's dedicated SOF-support helicopter squadrons HSC-84 and its predecessor unit HCS-4. He completed several tours to Iraq, providing SOF Helicopter Assault Force (HAF) support for Direct Action operations. After leaving the Navy in 2013, he has completed a degree in Political Science and is now working on his MBA at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.