What is your role at the Charleston District?
I am the Deputy District Commander. As Deputy, I am the Commander’s right-hand man and stand-in when he is unavailable. I manage all of the support staff and their missions, which range from resource management to emergency management and many other things in between. Every day is different and unique, but that is what makes it fun.
What are you looking forward to during this assignment?
I am excited to have the privilege of serving in the Charleston District. I feel very lucky to have received one of my top duty station choices. Professionally, I am looking forward to learning how the organization operates as I have heard so many wonderful things about this District and their work. Personally, I am happy to be able to live in the number one tourist city in the world for a few years and be able to explore and take advantage of all the things this great city offers.
What is the most unique skill you bring to the District?
I am able to look at issues and problems from a different perspective. Some of my past assignments include being an academic ROTC instructor, working in the Tulsa District as an engineer assigned to a mezzanine project for refueling jets, and deploying to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina. These varied opportunities are not something that all active duty officers get to experience. They enabled me to see things differently since they were not all typical active duty assignments.
How do you like to spend your spare time?
I spend a great deal of time on physical fitness. This aspect of my life has always been very important to me, even before Army life. I go to Gold’s Gym in the morning and the MUSC Wellness Center in the afternoon. Sometimes I mix up my routine by going to the Wellness Center in the morning and Gold’s Gym after work. It has been fun to get to experience both of these fitness facilities. Additionally, I love to eat (another reason I exercise!) and Charleston has countless delicious restaurants so I have already begun trying out the hundred or so I have on my Charleston bucket list. Crust and Roadside Seafood are already favorites, along with Ye Old Fashioned Café and Ice Cream. I have also enjoyed running and driving through the back roads of James Island, as I explore my new home.
Highlight a notable milestone or memory
That is easy, passing the Professional Engineer exam on the second attempt! Another great memory is my time as the 8th Brigade Engineer Battalion Executive Officer. We had a tremendous team of professionals and it was an honor to serve with them.