Kevin is a 2006 graduate of Union College with a Political Science major and a double minor in Mandarin Chinese and East Asian Studies. Kevin enlisted in the US Army in March 2007 and completed Special Forces training in March of 2009. Kevin was assigned to the 1st Special Group at Fort Lewis, WA and has been deployed to the Philippines, Thailand and twice to Afghanistan. During his second deployment to Afghanistan on September 25, 2011, Kevin sustained a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen, leaving him with permanent damage to his colon, femoral nerve and over 40 inches of scars. On September 27, 2013 Kevin was medically retired from the US Army. Kevin’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (two awards), Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Meritorious Service Medal, Green Beret and Combat Infantrymen Badge. Kevin has been married for over 6 years to his college sweetheart Kimberlee and they have welcomed their first child Lilah Marie, 6 months ago.