Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
HERO Child Rescue Corps
In 2016, Chuck was accepted to the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Human Exploitation Rescue Operation (HERO) Child-Rescue Corps Program where he completed a year-long unpaid internship training to be a computer forensic analyst combating child exploitation. Sentinels of Freedom accepted Chuck and offered to assist with housing costs while completing the unpaid internship in Charlotte, NC. This allowed Chuck to work closely with Federal, State, and local Law Enforcement doing counter-child exploitation operations, human trafficking, narcotics, and other high profile national level cases without having to stress about his daily living expenses and the cost of travel required to see his 7-year old son every other weekend. Chuck was also able to focus on learning these new highly-technical skills leading to future employment opportunities.
Due to the distance from his son and wanting to have a meaningful relationship with him, Chuck made the difficult decision to not accept a position with HSI following the internship. He secured employment with the DOD on Ft. Bragg as a computer and mobile media exploitation forensics analyst.