In life, we all have those people that have helped along the way and sacrificed their own time and efforts to help someone else.
Helgal Valley Afghanistan. Rescue mission and High Value Target Capture/Kill mission in 2009 (Pictured Above) As documented in Jimmy Blackmon’s book “Pale Horse”.
Oz is and always has been family to us. We are always honored to be able to spend time with an amazing human who cares so deeply about his brothers, nature and wildlife.
US Army Special Forces, Green Beret, 18D. Exec. Director of Anti-Poaching/Veterans Outreach, Director of Field Medicine and Tactical Sponsorship for VETPAW
Oz began his military career in the U.S. Army at age 17. He completed basic training and infantry school at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He attended Special Forces “selection” and was chosen to attend the “Q” course, to earn the Green Beret worn by the US Army Special Forces. Oz maintains extensive certifications in multiple specialties, including: PSD Specialist/Instructor, Law Enforcement Weapons Instructor, Dept. of State Weapons Instructor and Advanced Operational Medicine Instructor, NREMT-Paramedic and numerous others. His special training and skills have been utilized to develop curriculum for various special programs.
Oz has been deployed to Afghanistan numerous times, and he has operated in Thailand and Africa on missions outside of military service. In 2012, Oz was chosen to conduct counter-poaching operations in South Africa as part of an elite four-man commando team. The Discovery Channel documented the operation for the series, “Battleground Rhino Wars.” The team helped apprehend 77 poachers and crippled several crime syndicates. They also helped train local anti-poaching rangers to enhance their effectiveness.
An experienced Special Operations combat veteran, Oz is an outspoken advocate for conservation and continues to work to raise awareness about the African poaching epidemic.
Rusty has always been a true friend and supporter. Rusty not only is a career Special Forces Commander with multiple deployments but also the co-author of the book “Lions of Kandahar”
There are few people I carry the respect for that I do of this man. A true leader that leads from the front. A valued friend and a true Brother.
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