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    Matthew Askren

    Matthew Askren is a Marine Veteran who spent 2 tours as a member of an Embedded Training Team mentoring, training, and advising the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police through combat operations. He also spent time in Japan and California leading Marines and serving as a Communications and Martial Arts Instructor. During his time in the Marine Corps he was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon. He had the privilege of attending Gunsite Academy's Foreign Weapon Course in Paulden, AZ on two occasions. He moved back to the Chicago area in 2011 and along with his amazing wife and soon to be son makes his home in Matteson, IL. He works leading a Quality Department for one of Alpha Baking Company's production facilities on the West Side of Chicago. He's a member of the American Legion in Matteson and VFW in Markham.

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