Maple Grove, MN
Joe is currently a Navy Seabee Chief Logistics Specialist working for the First Naval Construction Regiment in the Navy’s Construction Force. Joe’s unit is based out of Port Hueneme, California where he spends a good portion of time working as the unit’s Logistics Department Leading Chief Petty Officer.
This past year, Joe’s naval unit took part in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC 2018) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During the exercise they partnered with Japanese, Korean, and New Zealand forces to practice military responses to a simulated catastrophic disaster. In the process of this, they were able to certify twenty-six Hawaiian hospitals to be ready to deal with such disastrous events.
Joe was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014-2015 and also Iraq in 2006 with Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 25.
Joe comes from a long line of military service. His grandfather served in the Navy as a Gunnersmate during WWII, his great grandfather served in WWI and his several times great grandfather was a Union Army Lieutenant. His father-in-law is also a Navy Seabee.
Since returning from active duty, Joe has done many volunteer funeral color guard duties as an honor to fallen vets.
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
Chicago – 25 Or 6 To 4
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe
Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
CCR – Green River