My role was to collect intelligence from human sources to support and enable our warfighters to accomplish their mission of keeping our country safe. I passed a background investigation that granted me a Top Secret security clearance.
In 2014 I volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan, serving in Herat and Kabul.
Working alongside our Special Forces, I went off base to recruit human agents to provide information about our enemies' plans and intentions (such as where IEDs were planted that would harm our troops).
My reporting was briefed to our senior military commanders and was cited in the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB).