the Otto-Biography

BRIEF INTRO

I am the one and only OC3, the Palindrome, the Big Bald Red-Bearded Beast. I'm working on my auto-biography and when it is done, it will be available here. When I created the idea of writing the book, I bit way more off than I could chew. It's a longer process than I anticipated. I'm making progress and I'll will let you know when I complete it.

WHERE I'M FROM

I'm a country boy from the east hills of Appalachia in a small town called Radford, VA. My Grandfather had a farm and I grew up riding horses, bailing hay, and herding cattle. I spent some time in Charlotte, NC then moved to Arlington, VA. I graduated from Wakefield High School. 

MILITARY and EDUCATION

I joined the Army right after high school. I spent 10 years in the Army and made it to the rank of Sergeant First Class. 

I ended my service in the Army, moved to Daytona Beach, FL and enrolled into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I graduated after 2.5 years and joined the Navy to become an Officer and go to Flight School. I earned my Wings of Gold and moved to Jacksonville, FL. 

 

I retired after 22 years in 2014.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS and AWARDS:

Air Traffic Controller of the Year

Sergeant Audie Murphy Club - Inductee

Sergeant First Class (E-7) in 8.5 years

Wings of Gold - Naval Aviator 

Numerous Campaigns and Joint Task Forces

Numerous Achievements and Commendations

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science - Aeronautics

Masters Degree - Aeronautical Science

Adjunct Faculty - Embry-Riddle Aero Univ

 

RANDOM SHIT: 

Flew an MH-101 Merlin with the British Navy - that was awesome!

Beaten up by the Italian Carabinieri - not so awesome!

RETIRED LIFE

When I retired, I was introduced to CrossFit and its healthy lifestyle. My first Coach showed no mercy on me for how fat and out of shape I was. I am forever grateful. It was the exact kick in the ass and inspiration I needed.

STRENGTH and FITNESS CERTIFICATIONS:

Strength Camp Certification - Elliott Hulse

 

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Gymnastics

CrossFit Kids 

USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach

FREELANCE and PURPOSE

My intention with theOttoBlog, is to give you - me. Some days I am feeling froggy and others I'm feeling serious. Check out the Videos tab and my YouTube Channel, OC3Otto Motivation.  

I have a blog store with T-Shirts and stickers. I post on social media regularly.

Your comments are welcome.

Enjoy! 

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGED:

theOttoBlog - Website, FB (personal), IG (personal)

OC3Otto Motivation - YouTube Channel

CrossFit RagaMuffin - Website, FB, IG

the Flowing Soul - FB, YouTube Channel

Check me out. 

Enjoy! 

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