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Military Experience

Joe is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.  He also graduated Airborne, Ranger and Air Assault Schools and earned both Expert and Combat Infantryman Badges.
Joe spent about a year at Fort Benning, Georgia learning to be an Infantry Officer.  As a lieutenant he served an extended tour in Korea with the Second Infantry Division.  Joe then joined the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he deployed for the initial invasion of Iraq.  Shortly after returning from Iraq Joe left the Army with neck and shoulder injuries.  He has worked as a contractor for the government with advocacy groups for military members, veterans and their families.  He currently volunteers with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Joe excelled in the various fitness measures evaluated by in the Army.
He consistently surpassed the maximum scores on his fitness tests and attended the most challenging schools.  
There are many misconceptions of what military training consists of, especially military fitness training.  Military fitness is sometimes described as cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all.  Joe focuses on the individual in training.  He understands that not everyone has the same goals that drive them and everyone's body responds differently to various modalities of training.