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Alan is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in General Studies, with a minor in Scuba Diving, and a master’s degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration. He became a Divemaster through the WIU Scuba program and has assisted many students with learning to dive, and how to improve on skills as they progressed through the program. Alan has been diving since 2007, and started diving for the McDonough County Sheriff’s Department Dive Rescue Team shortly after completing his Open Water Certification. The team later reformed as the Western Illinois Dive Rescue and Underwater Recovery Team, and Alan would become one of the Assistant Commanders. Alan served in the Army as a Military Police officer for 15 years. He is now an SDI, TDI, ERDI and First Response instructor and greatly enjoys teaching the next generation of public safety divers.
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