Kannon Davis enlisted in the Army as an 11B (Infantryman) and attended Airborne School and Sniper School following basic training. After his first assignment at Bravo Company 1/509th as part of the Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft. Polk, Louisiana he was assigned to 5/1 Calvary Squadron and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. While on deployment he sustained severe lower limb injuries caused by an IED striking his vehicle resulting in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. He spent the remainder of his career at Brook Army Medical Center undergoing treatment and physical therapy. Upon his retirement in 2013, he would continue his interest in firearms by working as a gunsmith continually honing his skills by building unique and custom firearms.
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Erik Shank has spent his entire life around the military. He was born abroad as a military brat and has an extensive career in combat communications and avionics as a contractor for the US Military. LT Shank direct commissioned into the Medical Service Corps of the United States Army. He was initially trained as a 70B Medical Service Corps Officer and has served as an OC/T Team Leader, in the 3-289th Infantry Battalion. He is currently assigned to the 451st Civil Affairs Battalion as a 38A Team Leader. He holds a BS, PhD and Federal Contracts Management Professional rating. His current focus is Engineering Simulation and virtual prototyping with ANSYS and military business development.
Alex is the CEO of AMP Steelworks and is currently serving in the Army Reserve as an Air Defense Officer. Alex started his career as an enlisted Infantryman before earning his commission at Western Michigan University. With a wide background in logistics and business management Alex formed AMP Steelworks with the intent on bringing much needed upgrades to the Armed Services while providing jobs to fellow veterans. Alex is a self taught machinist and works closely on all prototypes to personally ensure all standards are met on our products.
Simon Caron Enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard in 2002 as a 25C (Radio Operator). He deployed with Company F 425 Infantry to Iraq from 2003-2005. Upon returning, he started school & ROTC at Western Michigan University where he first met up with Alex Pace. After graduating college w/ a degree in Engineering Graphics and Design and a commission in the National Guard, he joined the 507th Engineer Battalion and deployed to Afghanistan. Following that tour and command time, he served as a Battalion Logistical Officer which led him to my current position of Company Commander of the 1433rd Engineer Company (SAPPER). He has been practicing CAD & designing since his junior year in high school and expanding his knowledge on an ever growing range of programs.