I graduated the United States Air Force Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Operations Research. I spent the next 10 years in undergraduate and advanced flight training with the Air Force and Navy and then transitioned to fly the C-130 Hercules. After multiple deployments to Afghanistan, I volunteered to fly combat intelligence, search, and reconnaissance across a number of undisclosed locations. I worked on and completed my MBA in this time, and spent much of my down time deployed reading and writing short stories. Though I am still a work in progress, I hope to write for a living one day (or at least live to write).