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Alan is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in general studies, 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 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 would later reform as the Western Illinois Dive Rescue and Underwater Recovery Team and Alan would become one of the Assistant Commanders for the team before relocating to Florida. Alan holds instructor certifications from SDI, TDI, ERDI, and First Response programs, and now teaches and dives for Code 3 Divers and Training. Alan served as a Military Police Officer from 2005 to 2019. With a deployment to Afghanistan and disaster relief missions to Puerto Rico & the Mississippi River.
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