Hey Team Room,

Thanks to all of our new members for signing up and supporting SOFREP. I’m in the process of lining up some awesome new writers for the site and am really excited about that. I also wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to our new members.

I grew up in New York and joined the Army when I was 19 with an Option 40 contract, which puts you on the path to becoming a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment. I graduated the Ranger Indoctrination Program and served in 3rd Ranger Battalion as a Anti-Tank gunner, Sniper, and Team Leader. While in Ranger School, I was really impressed with one of the Special Forces Sergeants who sort of took me under his wing and this made me decide that Special Forces was my next challenge.

Coming off a deployment in Iraq, I got caught up doing airfield seizures for two weeks and then literally the next day was on a plane to start the Special Forces Assessment and Selection course. No rest for the wicked! Eventually I graduated the Q-Course as an 18B (Weapons Sergeant) and got assigned to a MFF (HALO) team in 5th Special Forces Group.