I was able to complete my degree because I joined the active duty army and attended the Special Warfare Training Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for the psychological operations (PSYOP) course. After completing the PSYOP course, I was assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne). I then deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Subsequently, I was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
When the 389th was called up, Roy was forced to put a halt to his education and deploy with the reserve unit. When Roy returned from Iraq, he completed his degree in business administration and became a district manager for Aldi Corporation in the Baltimore area, where he administered daily operations for several stores.