Aaron Laine joins our Advisory Board as an Advisor for Land and Ranch Development. Aaron will aid us as we speak to and negotiate with land and ranch owners in order to help OATH spread their operational footprint in terms of event locations throughout the nation with a primary focus on the great state of Texas. Aaron grew up in Angleton, Texas and graduated from home school and Brazosport Christian School in 2000. He worked in the land surveying field for 13 years until going into survey equipment sales in 2009 with G4 Spatial Technologies. Aaron has also been guiding/outfitting/leasing property for 16 years, where he has worked for Tejas Outfitters and Brush and Bay Outfitters, the company he has owned for 8 years. He has worked with veteran groups doing hunts for about 7 years and has supported OATH for a little over a year now. Aaron says, “I really enjoy giving back to veterans and seeing the excitement on their faces when they get to harvest an animal that they have not previously been able to. The camaraderie seen at camps when multiple vets get together is an awesome sight to see. No matter the differences in backgrounds or what has happened in their lives they always have a common denominator in being in the armed forces. Being able to get them out on a ranch and let them relax for a weekend is probably the most enjoyable thing I have been doing since I got into outfitting. No matter what we are out trying to kill they always are appreciative.” Aaron has been married for four years, and he and his beautiful wife Bekah have one child, a little boy named Lawrence Lee Laine. It is Aaron’s hope that his son will like hunting and that he can get him out in the field. OATH counts herself extremely fortunate to have Aaron’s experience, friendship and devotion in her ranks, and we invite you to help us welcome Aaron to the OATH faithful family !!! Should you be a Ranch Owner, Land Owner or Outfitter that would like to host an OATH trip, please feel free to contact Aaron here !
Philip McCulloch joins our Advisory Board as an Advisor for Veteran Relations. A true professional, Philip brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of both the outdoors and our veterans to our ranks. Philip was born in Tucson, AZ, and was raised in Galveston, TX. He reported to MCRD San Diego on 06 June 2006 for training with 1st Recruit Training Battalion. Private McCulloch then reported to School of Infantry Camp Pendleton, CA and in November of 2006, Private McCulloch reported to Third Battalion Seventh Marines in 29 Palms, CA. Philip was promoted to Private First Class in December of 2006, and he deployed to Ar Ramadi, Iraq in 2007, where he was promoted to Lance Corporal. Once he returned from deployment, Philip attended Infantry Squad Leaders Course and graduated as Honor Squad. In March of 2008, Philip was promoted to Corporal meritoriously, and only two months later he was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant. Philip deployed again in 2008 to Haditha, Iraq where he served as a Squad Leader. In October 2009 he was ordered to report to Third Battalion Fifth Marines in Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as a Machine Gun Section Leader and Rifle Squad Leader. He then deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan where he served as a Rifle Squad Leader. During his deployment with 3/5, Philip was injured twice in combat operations. Upon Third Battalion Fifth Marines return from Afghanistan, Philip attended The Sergeants Course at the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Camp Pendleton, CA and graduated as the class First Sergeant. In December of 2011, Philip graduated Drill Instructor School and was assigned to Mike Company, 3d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD San Diego for duty as a Drill Instructor. Philip medically retired 29 April 2013 from the Marine Corps due to injuries sustained in combat. His personal awards include the Silver Star, Purple Heart with one gold star in lieu of second award and Combat Action Ribbon with one gold star in lieu of second award. Philip currently resides in Galveston, TX with his wife, Lindsey H. McCulloch, and their four dogs. Philip strives every day to help his fellow veterans, and he’s currently working on a book outlining his experiences in Afghanistan. Through his love of the outdoors, his love of our Veterans and his combat experiences, Philip can relate to our OATH Heroes on a very personal level that we are positive will pay immediate dividends. We’re very eager to see how God uses Philip to change lives each and everyday through his efforts at OATH, as Philip is very passionate about his veterans. He is also an avid outdoorsman who lives for hunting and fishing and spending quality time with his family and his brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces.
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