During his career, CPT Strain served as a Hospital Corpsman in Camp Pendleton from 2003-2006. Deployed to Landstuhl, Germany, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 2007 changed service to the U.S Army at the rank of First Lieutenant. Served with the 322nd Med Co. from 2007-2013. Deployed to Iraq in 2009, participating in Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Conus duties included Physical Security officer from 2011-2013. Committee Chief for 1-334th B Co, Richmond, IN. Currently, Commanding officer of 1-3344th B Co. Milwaukee, WI. Civilian: FNP-C at Karim Healthcare in Coldwater, MI.
Military and Civilian education include: BOLC 2008, Fort Sam Houston, Physical Security Program, Ft Knox (2012), Family Nurse Practitioner, 2016, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Pediatric Advanced Life-support Instructor, 2012, Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI.
Awards Include: Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Navy Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Device.