My name is Brian Hirtzer and I hail from Chicago, Illinois. I joined the Navy in 2008 and served 3 years as an Aviation Maintenance Administrator. I served two years in the squadron HSM-41 out of Coronado Airbase in San Diego, California. I then did an IA as a postal clerk for the army with the 510 HRC. I spent 9 months at KAIA in Kabul, Afghanistan providing postal services for all branches of the military. I received and honorable discharge in April 2011. I started school in August 2011 and am now a full time student studying Forestry at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I can’t wait to start working with the VFC and build up experience with wildland firefighting and fire ecology.