Chase Tanton a native of Sacramento, CA and entered the Army in September 2002 as an Imagery Intelligence Analyst (96D). He attended Airborne School before being assigned to 525th Military Intelligence Brigade (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC as a member of a Tactical HUMINT Team, and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2004 to November 2005. Chase Graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2008. and was assigned to A company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). Chase deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Chase was medically retired on February 25th, 2017. Chase's military education includes Airborne, Air Assault, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape, SERE 211, Lone Operators Course, Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course, Military Free Fall Course, Static Line Jumpmaster Course, Military Freefall Jumpmaster, Dive Medical Technician, Sensitive Site Exploitation Operator Advanced Course. His Awards and Decorations include Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Bronze Star Medal 3rd Award, Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Special Forces Tab. Chase began working for the Utah Highway Patrol as a State Trooper, after retirement from the Army. He has taught Tactical Combat Casualty Care for the Patrol, and will be the lead instructor for the Magpul Core TCCC program.