He enlisted in the US Navy in 2000 and completed basic SEAL and special warfare advanced training in Coronado, CA, between April 2001 and July 2002. He was assigned to three East Coast-based SEAL units until 2008, and then went to the University of Utah to complete the Seaman-to-Admiral 21 program. While at University, he attained his degree in Exercise Science, played hockey for the University, and was awarded their first Iron Man Award, which remains in his name. He was commissioned an Ensign in 2011, was promoted to LT in 2015, and, in 2016, was assigned to Coronado-based Special Boat Team 12, Navy Special Warfare Group 4. He had been serving under United States Africa Command. He earned his MBA from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, CA. His military awards and decorations include a Bronze Star Medal with a Combat ā€œVā€; the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a Combat ā€œVā€ for valor; Combat Action Ribbon; and Iraq Campaign Medal. He died as a result of an underwater accident off the coast of Tanzania.Ā 

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