About The Little-Known Blogger

I grew up a gun-hating, military-hating Hippy liberal in a tiny town in the middle of Missouri. After a series of challenges to my world-view during my college years, I have changed my politics 180 degrees (to a conservative/libertarian independent) and switched religions at least four times (from evangelical Christian to atheist to Buddhist to Gnostic to Apostolic/liturgical Christian).

I am a career military man and law enforcement officer, and have traveled around the world, especially the middle-east and southeast Asia (where I lived for three years). Today I am an avid martial artist, powerlifter, and shooting sports enthusiast living in southwest Missouri.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) in Multidisciplinary Studies and an Associate’s degree in Psychology.  I am a professional digital artist, a published poet, an Eagle Scout and a Master Freemason.  Prior to the Federal shutdown of 2013, I had been in the process of certification to teach high school math and physics (thanks for that, Democrat Party).

Any opinions which I offer here–or anywhere else–are mine, and mine alone.

  • Full-time Correctional Officer since 2012
  • Eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Military Policeman, Primary Marksmanship Instructor, and Rifleman
  • Seventeen years in the Missouri Army National Guard as a Military Policeman (Now Retired)
  • Contracted Armed Security overseas and Nuclear Security in-CONUS
  • Security details for President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Obuchi Keizo of Japan
  • Martial Arts Certifications
    • Four years of training in Hwarang-Do under the late Franklin Fowlkes
    • Awarded honorary red-and-black belt in the Five Elements Martial Arts System which Grandmaster Fowlkes later founded
    • Three years of training in Shorin-ryu karate under Grandmasters Shimabukuro Eizo and Fusei Kise while stationed on Okinawa with the U. S. Marine Corps
    • Trained in Hapkido and Taekwondo while in Korea with the U.S. Army
    • Earned Instructor-Candidate status in the SinaTirsiaWali Kali-Silat system of MasGuru Greg Allend
  • Firearms Trainer Certifications
    • MOS 5811, Military Police (1995-2002)                                        USMC
    • MOS 8531, Primary Marksmanship Instructor (1997-2002)    USMC
    • MOS 31B30, Military Police Squad Leader (2003-2019)           U.S. Army
    • Excellence-In-Competition, Rifle, Bronze Award                       U.S. Army
    • Excellence-In-Competition, Pistol, Bronze Award                     U.S. Army
    • Pistol Expert                                                                                   NRA/Winchester MTP
    • Rifle Expert                                                                                    NRA/Winchester MTP
    • Shotgun Sharpshooter                                                                    NRA/Winchester MTP
    • Basic Pistol Instructor                                                                    NRA
    • Home Firearms Safety Instructor                                                  NRA
    • Refuse to be a Victim Instructor                                                    NRA
    • Force-on-Force Instructor                                                              KR Training


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