Current Sentinel, Sergeant
Having come from a military family and being a first-generation American,Chris felt it was his duty to serve and joined the Army in 2013 soon becoming a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment. During his time as an Army Ranger, he deployed 3 times to Afghanistan, and while clearing a building he and four other Rangers were hit with shrapnel from an enemy fragmentation grenade during his third deployment. This resulted in shrapnel wounds to his right foot and right cheek, and he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal with V Device.
After his discharge in 2018, Chris decided to return to school to pursue a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in International Studies at the University of Washington and graduated in May 2022. During his educational journey with Sentinels of Freedom, Chris was supported with a financial subsidy towards his living expenses, financial counseling, resume building assistance, networking opportunities, a connection with a mentor for career and personal development, personalized support from a case manager, and many resources at his disposal. Upon graduation, he, and his long-time girlfriend, along with his service dog Appa, made the move from Washington to sunny San Diego where he now works for Adobe as a Business Development Representative and spends as much time outdoors as possible. Sentinels of Freedom is proud to call Chris a graduated Sentinel and look forward to seeing him continue to grow in his career!
Bridge for Education Program
Sentinels of Freedom’s Bridge for Education program helps severely wounded post-9/11 veterans with comprehensive personal support and financial assistance as they complete their higher education and achieve success in their post-military careers.
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