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Michael J. Penney

Michael J. Penney (109 posts)

Michael J. Penney is a former infantryman and Marine Corps Combat Arms instructor. During his eight year career in the Marines, he served with distinction on the battlefields of Ramadi Iraq 2005-2006/ 2007 and Kajaki/Sangin Afghanistan (2011). Learn more about Michael at
Sebastian Juslin

Sebastian Juslin (48 posts)

Sebastian served in the Marine Corps infantry on active duty and in the reserves from 2004 to 2013. Sebastian has always been driven to mentor the marines in his charge, and continuously strives to better himself as both a leader and a husband.
Tim Parkhurst

Tim Parkhurst (6 posts)

Tim retired from the Marines after a career spanning over 25 years, including service in Panama, Desert Storm, OIF and OEF. He served as a Communicator, Infantryman, Scout Sniper and Parachute Rigger. He proudly served in all four Marine Divisions, various Logistics units, two Reconnaissance Battalions and with Marine Special Operations Command. Tim and Leony have been married since 1992 and have two beautiful daughters. They currently live in Eastern North Carolina, where Tim is trying his hand at entrepreneurship, nonprofit leadership and is going back to school.
Bennett Tanton

Bennett Tanton (1 post)

Bennett is a former Reconnaissance Marine and US Army Infantryman. He has deployed as part of JTF-6 executing counter drug operations, multiple operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Multi-national force operations in Egypt. Since exiting military service in 2003, he has worked as a nuclear security officer. He has a bachelors degree from American Military University in Security Management minor in Military History, is a 2014 graduate of the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities at Syracuse University, is a Certified Peer Support Specialist and a peer mentor for Wounded Warrior Project.