While attending Texas A&M University for a Biomedical Science Degree, Joe volunteered to serve after our great nation was attacked. Joe spent 13 years in the United States Navy as a Special Operator First Class (SEAL). After completing Basic Underwater Demolition /SEAL training Class 252, he was stationed on a west coast team where he deployed multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) from 2005-2009. In 2009 Joe completed Selection and Training for an east coast based SEAL Team. He deployed three times to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and other undisclosed locations worldwide.