After serving in the US Army and retiring at the rank of Colonel after 28 years of service with many decorations, including a Purple Heart, he joined the civilian work force but continued to serve others. He started as a Program Manager for the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management, where he served for 7 years. He then moved onto a position with The Terrorism Research Center as a Senior Director and was responsible for many aspect of that organization, including training others on terrorist’s mindsets and ideologies. Finally, he founded his own Emergency Management Company where he assists with coordination of emergency management situations in over 14 major cities. As an Associate, Ed plans to continue his quest to assist others in need by helping Wounded Warriors who join WWIA. He has been a part of the group at Camp Stillwater in Washington in the past and now plans to get more involved with the events held there and the community that supports those events.