Military Member of the Month – Timothy Colomer
The High Caliber #militarymemberofthemonth for October 2017 is our friend Timothy Colomer. Timothy has recently become the owner of a JDog Junk Removal and Hauling Lake Houston, a full-service junk removal service, located in Houston TX. Timothy strongly seeks out veterans as employees and sees it as another chance to help his fellow veterans.
Timothy joined the Marine Corps in 1993 and has 14 years of service. His initial job in the Marines was Aviation Ordnance; assembling bombs, rockets, and missiles for attack aircraft. In 2000, he went to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School, a joint service school. Explosive Ordnance Disposal is the military’s bomb squad and has often been called the most dangerous job in the world. While attending training, Tim met his beautiful wife, Samantha. Timothy and Samantha were married 3 years later.
Timothy has had assignments to the following duty stations, Paris Island, Marine Combat Training Camp Lejeune (Infantry training), Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, MCAS New River, MCAS Cherry Point, EOD School – Eglin AFB, The Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico , 3rd EOD Company and finished out his USMC career at MCB Quantico. Timothy left the Marine Corps in 2007 as GySgt (E-7).
Timothy has had numerous training deployments in CONUS and OCONUS to include a deployment to France to inspect WWI ordnance. Timothy has one combat deployment to Iraq in 2006-2007. During combat operations in December of 2006, Timothy’s vehicle was blown up by an IED while en route to inspect a weapons cache. The IED was estimated to contain 200-300lbs of explosives. Timothy was MEDVAC’d and treated in country. Against doctors’ orders, Timothy stayed in country and assisted in running operations out of Fallujah to MNF West.
Since leaving the Marine Corps, Timothy has finished his Master’s Degree from The George Washington University. Timothy soon after leaving the USMC joined A-T Solutions, a defense contract company, and used his knowledge and experience to foster learning on mobile training teams and advance the DoD and DOJ mission while working at the FBI Explosives Unit and TEDAC. Timothy later left A-T Solutions and joined Halliburton and oversaw explosive safety policies and procedures related to safe handling and storage of explosives.
Timothy is an advocate and mentor for wounded Veterans as an ambassador for the EOD Warrior Foundation. In 2016, Timothy was awarded The Excelsior College Alumni Achievement Award by the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dunford, Jr.
In his off time, Tim spends time with his family, loves playing golf, and smoking some Texas BBQ. He also volunteers his time to mentor Veterans during their transition out of the military.