After joining the military in 2000, I picked up welding as a hobby and decided to take courses at a local college. When I left the army, I began welding full-time. This led to my job as a civilian contractor in the aerospace industry in Iraq for 3 years. Here, I assisted in the growth of many Department of Defense contracts i.e. Crow's Automated Gun Turret; 915 Bed Modifications; Humvee Frag 1, 2, 3, and 5; ASV support; Civilian SUV Uparmourment; etc. After assisting with the growth of somebody else's company, I decided it was time to build my own.