Chris Ritthaler served in the Marine Corps from 2002-2006 with a Primary specialty of Infantry Rifleman and a secondary of Security Forces/ Anti-terrorism. He has 2 OIF tours as well has a tour in Guantanamo Bay as the Marine Corps Security Forces Liaison Officer to the Joint Operations Center. His Awards include: Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and a NAM. Since leaving Active Duty in 2006 as a Sergeant, Chris has obtained a B.S. Psychology (Biology) from the University of California, Davis. He has worked in various positions in the outdoor industry from sales staff at REI, to rafting and back country guide for the UC Davis Outdoor Adventures program. He is also a Registered EMT-B and Swift Water Rescue Technician. In his spare time he loves to help out at the winery of a family friend, or help his fiancee with her horse.