Meet Our Content Team


Joseph served with the 1/503rd in the 173rd ABCT from 2009 to 2011. Upon leaving the military in 2015 with two Purple Hearts, some life experience, and a hunger to succeed, he began delving into different endeavors until he found his next passion, photography. Residing in Denver, CO, he now owns Waypoint Creatives, a company that provides professional photography to small businesses and veteran owned companies.


Micah served as an infantryman in the 10th Mountain Division and 2nd Ranger Battalion. He left active duty after 9 years, and lives in Huntsville, AL. Micah is continuing his service in the National Guard while he pursues licensure as a Professional Mental Health Counselor, and hopes to give back to the veteran community.


Hunter “Red” McTarsney served as an Infantry Squad Leader and Jump Master with the 2/503rd “The Rock” in Vicenza, Italy. After serving almost 8 years in Active Duty, Red now resides in Las Vegas, NV where he is earning his BSBA in Finance. Though he is no longer in the Service, Red has a continued passion for giving back to the Airborne Community.


Darren is a current 82nd Airborne Paratrooper assigned to 2-504 PIR, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He formerly Commanded the United States Army Jumpmaster and Pathfinder Schools. He frequently returns to Normandy and other WWII battle locations to jump historic drop zones from C-47 Skytrains, honor our veterans and preserve our history.


Mark is a former member of the 1-505th, 3BCT, 82nd Airborne Division and the 96th Civil Affairs BN. To improve the transition experience for other veterans, he is the owner of The Veteran Professional, which runs a website and podcast called: The Veteran (Semi) Professional podcast. He has a retired sled dog named Kismet, enjoys playing bar trivia, and thinks everyone needs to raise money to redo Season 8 of GoT.

Joel Harris

Joel served as a Logistician in 1st CAV DIVARTY (formerly 41st FIRES BDE) and Commanded D/71st ALU SPT BN (the Warrant Officer Training Company) at the Army Logistics University. Joel is WETSU’s resident NAP and works as a writer and editor. He lives in Central Connecticut as a displaced Texan where he enjoys the outdoors, training for his next triathlon, and smoked meats.

Justin Crain

Prior to his work as an illustrator, Justin was a member of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, working in Alpha Company Weapons Platoon and HHC Mortar Platoon. He served in 1/75 for eight years before joining the Savannah Fire Department where he is currently a Captain running the technical rescue company Rescue 2C. His specialty is primarily military and historical art, and his portfolio includes comic art; seven published children’s books as well as various commissioned pieces. Hallmarks of his style are the fine details in equipment and a sequential art style approach to line art. Military, fire service, patriotism, history, and comic art are among the many influences that he draws upon when creating new illustrations.

James Elliot

James is an accomplished sportsman and British Paratrooper that is no stranger to the practical application of mental resilience, including operational service within Afghanistan, two Guinness World Records for feats of endurance and playing at a high level of competitive rugby. He was also an instructor in the British Army’s first Army Parachute Jumping Instructor’s platoon, where he helped the young soldiers earn their coveted British Army’s Parachute Wings. James now looks forward to his career outside of the British Army teaching resiliency and mentoring people to reach their full potential.


Nick served four years in the US Army as an Infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division. He is a marketing consultant and writer who currently resides in Denver, CO.