On February 14th 2005, one of the most honorable days in my life, I enlisted into the Wyoming Army National Guard. I joined up with my unit shortly after this, and received this patch. Not only was this patch the only one I wore on my right arm, but it is the one I earned during my tour in Iraq. I was told I could wear the 25th ID (Infantry Division) and the 89th MP brigade patch under the flag on my left arm. As we were leaving the country, our 1st sergeant was informed we now had the right to wear our 2/300 Field artillery patch (depicted to the right) on our left arm. From that time on, I wore that patch with honor as my battle patch. Although I was injured on my 1st deployment, I was able to stay and see it though. Sadly, on my 2nd deployment in 2009 my back was blown out; despite my protests, I was sent home.
With many successes in my short life, I feel that this is the most meaningful and prideful action I have carried out for the state of Wyoming. After receiving word that I could no longer serve my country or my state in the Wyoming Army National Guard, I started to think about what I could do to fight for the people. After ample consideration, I started looking into running for office and what information I would need in 2014. I then began gearing myself up to run in 2020 for U.S. Senate. Promptly following the 2018 elections, I started my door-to-door campaign. Throughout this process, I have kept the time spent with Alpha Battery 2/300 and 960th BSB near and dear to my heart.