Following the 2001, September 11th terrorist attack on the United States of America, I managed to put a lot of thought into joining one of the branches of our Armed Forces. At age 32, I made a life decision that I will never regret. Following boot camp, I spent many days, weeks, and months serving alongside some extremely talented members of our Armed Forces. I started my career in Public Affairs and ended up running Small Boats on both the 25-foot Response Boat - Small (RBS) and 47-foot Motor Life Boat (MLB). My time in the Coast Guard lasted from 2004 to 2012. I received my honorable discharge on May 27, 2012.