Born in Chicago Illinois to a military family. Went to multiple highschools growing up, joining the JROTC programs in each. After Highschool, he was accepted into the Air Force Academy excelling in both piloting as well as ground exercises. Upon graduation he was promoted to the rank of 2nd LT and shipped off to join the USAF Pararescue. After being deployed in multiple operations he was promoted to the rank of CPT and transferred to Cheyenne Mountain, where he learned of Stargate Command. Having proven himself an asset to the USAF he was given the opportunity to join the SGC and become a member of Phoenix Site.