Carlos was born in Montgomery, AL in November of 1976 and grew up in Columbus, OH until enlisting into the United States Air Force in 1997. After graduating basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, TX, Carlos was assigned 312th Training Squadron where he attended and graduated the Department of Defense Louis F Garland Fire Academy, becoming an Air Force Firefighter. He was assigned to Wright-Patterson Air force Base, OH and Osan Air Base, Korea as a firefighter. Once his Korean tour was completed Carlos tried out for the US Air Force Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), he completed the training and was assigned to 15th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Carlos would deploy to Iraq 2 times 2003 (The Invasion),2006 (Ramadi) and Afghanistan 2008. Due to an injury he was medically retired in 2010. During his 13-year career he has been assigned to numerous stations, plus earned numerous personal and unit awards and citations. In 2010 he completed 2 associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force and in 2012 he earned his BS in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. Currently he works for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Cash Management office. Carlos has been very active in his community. Having positions on boards and organizations that serve youth and veterans. Carlos has taken the lessons learned about teamwork, brotherhood, and service has spilled over into every aspect of his life. Carlos is a life member of the DAV, American Legion and VFW where he is Currently the Senior Vice Commander.