After four years as a firefighter/paramedic in north Texas, Josh Faucett picked up the phone to tell his long time girlfriend, and soon to be wife, that he had signed on the dotted line and would soon be a member of the United States Army Infantry. With wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan increasing in intensity, many of his coworkers questioned his sanity. But, those closest to him knew that Josh’s love for his country had drawn him into military service.
After five years of service and 27 months of combat, Staff Sergeant Faucett saw many of his brother’s in arms come home with injuries that took months or years to heal. Upon returning home himself, Josh decided to continue his education and is currently enrolled at the New York University College of Nursing where he intends to become a registered nurse. He knows qualified medical professionals are needed in order for the health care system to thrive and is looking forward to being a part of the solution. Specifically, Josh hopes to work with wounded warriors as they return home to fight towards recovery.