After deploying to Iraq, Justin returned to Florida State to finish is Bachelor’s degree. He graduated in May with a major in history, his favorite subject. He now turned to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming an officer in the United States Army. All he had done to this point had been to prepare him for this moment. Justin was commissioned as Second Lieutenant on May 12, 2012. His parents and grandparents revealed his lieutenant bars and he received his first salute from one of his best friends, Karle Hammer.