Jerry grew up in South Florida. He joined the Army at eighteen and served for a total of twenty one years.
Jerry was a Scout Platoon Sergeant both Light Infantry and Mechanized; he also served as Drill Sergeant and was an Instructor at the Army Jungle Warfare School in the Republic Panama.
Jerry served in Vietnam with the 1st Air Cavalry Division and the 101st Airborne Division.
After retiring from the Army he worked in the scuba industry as an Instructor, Divemaster, and Store Manager before finally becoming a Store Owner.
He started to write his first book in 2008, and it was published in 2009. His second book was published in 2010 and the third book in 2013
Jerry’s SCUBA certifications include the following;
Full Cave NACD (National Association for Cave Diving) Technical Cave Diver IANTD (International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers) Gas Blending and Mixing Technician IANTD Advanced Nitrox Instructor IANTD Master Scuba Diver Trainer PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Medic First Aid Instructor Dive Control Specialist Instructor SSI (Scuba Schools International) Open Water Instructor NASDS (National Association of Scuba Diving Schools) DAN Oxygen First Aid Instructor (Diver’s Alert Network)
Certified to teach the following specialties and advanced courses;
Deep Diving, Deep Air, Advanced Deep Air, Nitrox, Advanced Nitrox, Wreck Diving, Search & Recovery, Dry Suit Diving, Night Diving, Underwater Navigation, First Aid/CPR, Oxygen First Aid for SCUBA Diving Injuries, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Dive Control Specialist