Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Studies, Business, and Spanish from Lipscomb University
During his educational journey, Sentinels of Freedom (SOF) provided Tyler with financial assistance for four years and helped with household furniture and supplies. SOF also connected Tyler with several mentors who helped him network with others who could help. Tyler graduated from Lipscomb University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in integrated studies and a focus in business and Spanish.
Today Tyler serves as a SWAT officer at the Mount Juliet Police Department. He lives in the greater Nashville area with his wife, Janine. He enjoys an active lifestyle that includes scuba diving, wakeboarding, CrossFit, and Brazilian jiujitsu. When Tyler decided to get his pilot’s license, SOF connected him with a veteran amputee pilot who then in turn connected Tyler with the Veteran Airlift Command (VAC). Tyler intends to give back to VAC after all the support he received from them, including trips to prosthetics appointments and unexpected funerals.