Sam joined the SDI team in 2016 after retiring from the U.S. Army where he served with the Military Police. Over the course of his career, he obtained advanced specialized training in high risk personal security, anti-terrorism and operational security. He is also a veteran of Operation Desert Spring (Kuwait), Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Kirkuk/2004-05 & Baghdad/2006-08). He was recognized with several awards and achievements throughout his military career to include the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. Sam has also earned a baccalaureate from Texas A&M University – Central Texas. Currently, he resides in Central Texas with his family.