Gavin has over 12 years of Special Operation (SOF) and over two years experience with private contracting. Gavin has made seven combat deployments covering the full spectrum of special warfare operations. As an Air Force Pararescueman (PJ), he has served honorably between active duty and Air Force Reserves for over 12 years rising to the rank of Master Sergeant (January 2022). During this time in service, Gavin has executed cross domain mission sets in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti. His experience is hard fought, having been awarded the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, and multiple other medals and awards for valor in combat and professionalism in the joint environment.