Brandon is a former vehicle operator who served in the Marine Corps. He spent two combat deployments as an enlisted Marine. After getting out of the Marine Corps, Brandon pursued a career as an Executive Protection Agent, with Gavin De Becker and Associates. After living in Los Angeles for a brief time while working for Gavin De Becker, Brandon decided to come back home to Oregon but was missing that feeling of camaraderie that he had in the Marines. After a brief period of being home, Brandon went back to Afghanistan for a third time, but as a private contractor. 

Combat sports have always been a passion for Brandon, and when he came home for the third and final time, he knew exactly how he wanted to help his fellow veterans combat PTSD. He wanted to merge his love of fitness and combat sports together with helping the veteran community.