Armando is a bilingual (Spanish) Military Veteran that served in the United States Army for fifteen years. During his time in the military, Armando did three combat tours in Iraq, earning two Bronze Stars for Valor and a Purple Heart. While in the military, Armando instructed numerous soldiers on various types of firearm platforms and military tactics, including both close quarters and long range marksmanship. Armando is a Range Manager and NRA Certified Firearms Instructor at Athena Gun Club and has qualified as a Distinguished Expert Marksman in multiple disciplines. Armando is also currently a licensed executive protection/private security officer. In his spare time, Armando enjoys competing in 3-Gun matches.