Born in Indiana but was raised in Connecticut and Virginia. Joined the United States Marine Corps in 2001 and spent 8 years visiting exotic places, meeting strange people and always having a plan to kill everyone he met along the way. Has five tours of combat under his belt, both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now has a much calmer lifestyle with his wife. He is the author of "The Counterinsurgency Manual To Marriage: Learn How to Be a Tactical Husband". Enjoys powerlifting, drinking whiskey, shooting guns in the (still) free state of Virginia and making liberals lose their minds. You can reach him at @mattycakes0231 on Twitter and Gab.