I'm a 41-year-old father of 3 beautiful daughters, and I’m a 3rd generation Veteran. My grandfathers served in the 1940’s — one of my grandfathers served in the U.S. Air Force and the other served in the U.S. Navy. Two of my uncles served in the U.S. Army, and my extended family members also served in the U.S. Army, Air Force and the Navy. My mother worked in civil service for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy, and my father retired after serving 22 years in the U.S. Air Force.
I had the honor of serving 8 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Military Police K-9 Handler and Trainer. My highest career achievement and strongest leadership position was as a Sergeant (E-5) being second in charge of the 343rd K-9 Training School (a position usually filled by a service member of the rank E-7).
Unfortunately, in 2011 due to an injury I received from my deployment in Iraq in 2007, my goal of serving my country as a career and following in my family’s military service footsteps came to an end. Life after the military, like most combat veterans in my position, was extremely difficult to say the least. For almost 2 years of trying to integrate back into civilian life, PTSD, depression, pain, homelessness and fighting against opioid addiction took over my life. Too embarrassed and too proud to ask for help, I truly learned the hard way what my “rock bottom” was.
It took me a while, but after seeking out help from my family and completely refusing to become just another Veteran statistic, my life changed for the better. It wasn’t until 2014 when I was offered my current job, here in Alabama, that my life began to be repaired. I thank God everyday for the things in my life. I take nothing for granted because I truly know and have seen other Veterans not make it through what I went through at that time.
Known political history for Mike Dunn from Trafford, AL.
- Candidate, Alabama State Senate, District 17, 2022
Known professional history for Mike Dunn from Trafford, AL.
- Military Police K-9 Handler and Trainer, United States Marine Corps
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