Good day everyone! My name is Jack DeFabio. I was born in Port Republic, VA and spent my entire childhood there. I graduated from high school in 2002 when i was 17 and shipped off to basic training at West Point two weeks later. I graduated from the Academy with a degree in Military History in 2006 and commissioned as an army lieutenant of armor and cavalry. I deployed twice (South Pacific and Iraq) while stationed at Fort Wainwright, later moved to Fort Lewis, WA, and discharged from active duty in 2014. I am currently still in as a captain in the Alaska National Guard for the last year and am staying in the army until retirement. I decided to pursue my Masters in Secondary Education after everyone in my life unanimously agreed that I’d be a superb high school history teacher.