Branch of Service: U.S. Army

State: Arizona

Bio: Justin joined the Army in 2001 and deployed with a Military Police company under 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, to Iraq in 2003. His return home was bittersweet. While he was relieved to be home and out of harm’s way, he still did not feel safe, making socializing and assimilating back into a normal life extremely difficult.

Justin spent five more years in the Army Reserves before having a two-year break in service. In 2011 he re-enlisted, where he still serves today as a career counselor.

He focuses on his engineering career to support the warfighter. Justin works at Raytheon, where he feels he is making a difference in the lives of soldiers by giving them the best chance of coming home safely.

Justin wants the expedition to help him accomplish his goals and move him toward regaining peace.