Staff Members

 

Just like the military, there is no I in team. No one man or woman has all the skills and knowledge to do every job and so you build a diverse team with as many of the skillsets as needed to complete the mission. Here is the current roster for our team.

Mark Christianson “Rigger82″ (aka ODG6Actual)

Position: Owner/Executive Editor

Location:  Outside Chicago, Illinois USA

Military Background: United States Army Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division as a Parachute Rigger and Class I Supply

Game Platforms: PC (primary), XBOX 360 (Kinect), PS3, Wii and Android (mobile)

Game Preferences: Shooters, Puzzle/Problem Solving

Notables:

  • Served in support of Operation Just Cause (Panama, 1989)
  • Deployed for Operation Desert Shield (1990) through Desert Storm (1991)
  • Past Chairman, Secretary (Chicago Chapter) and past National Director – 82nd Airborne Division Association (joined 1989)

E. Johnson “Checkmate11b”

Position: Staff Writer

Location:  Indiana, USA

Military Background: 11B Infantry trooper with 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division

Game Platforms: Xbox 360

Game Preferences: Shooters, RPGs, Puzzle, Music/Party, Action, Simulation

Notables:

  • Served and deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom (Phases II and III).
  • Currently serving as part of USAREC.

John Edwards “Edwards”

Position: Staff Writer

Location: Louisiana, USA

Military Background: United States Army, 19D Cavalry Scout. HMMWV Gunner and Truck Commander. 4th Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Recon Troop

Game Platforms: PC

Game Preferences: Shooters, RPGs, MMOs, Action

Notables:

  • Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, April 2003 – March 2004.

[Name Redacted] “EODTech”

Position: Staff Writer

Location: Downrange

Military Background: Explosive Ordinance Disposal

Game Platforms: PC, XBOX

Game Preferences: 

Notables:


Blake Hicks “FalconPara”

Position: Staff Writer

Location: South Carolina, USA

Military Background: 

Game Platforms: PC, XBOX, Wii

Game Preferences: Shooters, Flight Sims

Notables:


Rick Givens “Lunch_Meat”

Position: Staff Writer

Location: Outside Chicago, Illinois USA

Military Background: United States Marine Corps 0311/Rifleman and 8152/Marine Security Forces, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

Game Platforms: PC (Primary), Xbox 360, and Android (Mobile)

Game Preferences: First Person Shooter, Real Time Strategy, and RPG

Notables:

  • Field Training Officer and Police Academy Instructor, US Department of Defense (2000-2003)
  • Served as a Federal Air Marshal, with multiple deployments overseas (2003-2010)
  • Founding Sergeant at Arms – Fraternal Order of Police, Federal Lodge 11F, Chicago IL

Allen Larson “MM11C” (aka “Mortarman11c”)

Position: Staff Writer

Location: Western Pennsylvania

Military Background: United States Army: MOS 11C2P Indirect fire Infantryman, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, 3/66th Armor Regiment, 2nd Squadron/1 Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division. 3rd Battalion/11th Special Forces Group (July 1983-Feb 1989) United States Air Force Reserves: AFSC K1A271 Instructor Loadmaster(Airdrop) C-17A Globemaster III. 701st Airlift Squadron Feb (Feb 1989-Present)

Game Platforms: PC (Primary) xBox 360

Game Preferences: First Person Shooters, Real Time Strategy

Notables:

  • Veteran of Operation Just Cause (Panama, 1989), Operation Desert Shield/Storm (1st Gulf War 1990-91),Operation Provide Comfort/Deny Flight (1991-2002)Task Force Hawk (Kosovo)(March 1999), Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (Oct 2001-present) 3 deployments
  • 1st C-17 Reserve crew to conduct combat airdrops over Northern Afghanistan on 12 Oct 2001. 22 total combat airdrops since then.
  • Past Chapter Secretary (Low Country All-Airborne Chapter) Past National Director – 82nd Airborne Division Association and Past Vice President 505th Panther Association, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Law Enforcement Backgound on the local, State and Federal Levels (1988-2007)
  • Firefighter/EMT

William Gauntner “RogueDoc”

Position: Staff Writer

Location: Eastern Pennsylvania

Military Background: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman (HM-8404 Field Medical Service Technician). Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan and 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Game Platforms: PC (primary), XBOX 360 and Android (mobile)

Game Preferences: Shooters

Notables:

  • Med-Cruise 1991 – USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) / USS Austin (LPD-4)
  • Operation Provide Comfort (1991) 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

Angie Padilla “x_STiLETTO_x”

Position: Staff Writer

Location: Illinois, USA

Military Background: United States Army Military Police Corps

Game Platforms: PS3 (Primary), PC, Nintendo 3DS, Android (Mobile)

Game Preferences: Shooters, Role-Playing Games, Action/Adventure

Notables:

  • Served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq, 2006)
  • Featured in the National Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery for Women in Combat

 


Robb Tobin “KingOfHearts81″

Position: Video Producer/Post Production/Graphic Designer

Location: Tri-Cities, WA USA

Military Background: Aviation Electronics Technician (Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist) with focus on EA-6B Prowlers and F-14 Tomcats

Game Platforms: Xbox and PC

Game Preferences: Shooters, RPG’s

Notables:

  • Served in the United States Navy from August 2000 to May 2005
  • Deployed to the Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Retired VF-143 from Tomcat Service taking part in their “Last Ride”

 


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