I am a tactical trainer and author, a lifelong professional soldier with extensive military experience. I served with British Special Operations Forces, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer; a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. I served on numerous operational deployments, and also as a Para recruit instructor. Max spent five years serving as a paramilitary contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan. This included a year based out of Fallujah, Iraq, and two years working for the British Government in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.