Gaming For Veterans Organization
DANNY PEREZ (DannyTheInfidel on PS4) – Chief Executive Officer
Danny Perez enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman in 2009 at 17 years old and left for boot camp in July after graduating High School in June. He served 7 years and honorably discharged as a Sergeant in June 2016. He has two deployments under his belt with America Company, 3-7 Infantry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. He spent 12 months in Iraq and 9 months in Afghanistan where he was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge and Purple Heart. After his time in the Army he was employed as a Correctional Officer with the Department of Corrections for the state of Colorado. He is a gamer that enjoys his time playing on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. RPG and first person shooters are among his favorite play styles like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and the Bioshock and Gears of War series.
ERICK (poolshark on PC) – Chief Operating Officer
Erik enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman in 2006 after trying out a regular day job for a couple of years after high school. Went to basic training in September of the same year and followed that up with Airborne school in January of 2017. Erik served 7 years with 1st Battalion 66th Armor Regiment in Bayonet company with 4th Infantry Division in 1st Brigade. Deployed to Iraq in 2008 for 12 months, then to Afghanistan in 2010 for 11 months. While deployed, he earned numerous awards including Army Commendation medal with Valor, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Purple Heart. He medically separated from the Army in 2013 and has been a full-time student since. He is a gamer that prefers PC gaming, however owns a PS4 and Xbox One as well, and spends his free time moderating numerous forums for EA and attends early access feedback events as an EA Game Changer. Shooters are the primary genre; however, he enjoys RPG’s and sports games as well.
BRYAN BAKER (xK1LLSW1TCH15x on PS4) – Chief Social Media Manager
Bryan Baker served in the United States Navy from 2006-2012 as an EM2(SW/AW). He spent 3 years on the CVN77 USS George H.W. Bush, and 3 years on the CG68 USS Anzio, both ships were home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. He was spot promoted to E5 in 2011 by his commanding officer on the USS Anzio, after only being at the command for 6 months at the time. He has been to Spain, Ukraine, Georgia, Bulgaria, Oman, The Seychelles, Bahamas, as well as a few others. His time on CVN77 was spent commissioning the ship. He spent 7 months on deployment “pirate hunting” off the coast of Somalia on GC68 in 2011. Since getting out in 2012, Bryan has been working for a major semi-conductor manufacturer making computing processors.Bryan enjoys playing various shooters such as Battlefield Series, Tom Clancy Series, Etc. He also enjoys playing various sports games like Madden or MLB the show, and will pick up an occasional RPG like the Mass Effect Series, Fall Out Series, etc.
NICK POWERS (go0n on Xbox) – Chief of Communications and Public Affairs
Corporal Nick Powers joined the Marines in July of 2003 and left for boot camp in September. Served 4 years active duty. Served in a Marine Security Force detachment in 2004 and 2005 followed by attaching to 3d Battalion 3d Marines for a deployment to Haditha, Iraq. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Upon separating from the Marines in 2007 Nick has provided security services for the Department of Defense and Department of State protecting VIP’s in extremely high threat areas throughout Iraq until 2012 holding his last position of Tactical Commander. Nick is an avid Xbox One gamer and plays shooters, mainly Battlefield, Ghost Recon, Titanfall, etc.
Clayton Aazlor (Aazlor on PC) – Outreach Coordinator
Clayton Aazlor joined the Marine Corps in 2004, a day after turning 17, and shipped to boot camp the next month. He was trained in signals intelligence and crypto linguistics, later going through comm-school and being attached to a Radio unit in the Pacific Rim. He was medically discharged in Sep 2006. He works professionally as a web developer, game designer, and technical recruiter. Clayton is a member of the PC Master Race and enjoys competitive PVP games. He can be found most often on Steam or League of Legends as Aazlor.
Vincent Chris (FALKLAN on PC) – Consultant
Vincent Chris enlisted in the Air Force as an Engine Specialist in 1993 at 22 years old. He served on active duty for 4 years and he was honorably discharged as an E-4 in 1997. He served stateside at a research and development base in New Mexico (58th) and then in the Europen theater (352nd) for support opertations in Bosnia. He now works as an IT Technician and operates his own small IT business. He is a PC gamer that enjoys games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands, ARMA III, Bioshock, Darksiders and Deus Ex.