Ben Rosecrans is a veteran of the United States Army where he served with the 25th Infantry Division nicknamed “Tropic Lightning”. The 25th ID is composed of Stryker, light infantry, airborne, and aviation units. While serving in Mosul, Iraq as a Stryker operator, Ben was wounded when his patrol was attacked by a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED). He sustained second and third degree burns, and numerous other injuries, as a result of the attack. After spending the next 8 months recovering from his injuries, Ben was medically retired from the Army as a result from the injuries he sustained in combat.
With his military and combat experience, Ben brings practical real world knowledge to Warrior’s Edge Armory, whether it’s through firearms training or by helping people select the right gun for their personal protection. Ben has received advanced training on multiple weapons systems, infantry tactics, and close quarter tactics. Additionally, Ben is trained in hand-to-hand combat, defensive tactics and combat first-aid as part of his military training.
After retiring from the military, Ben worked in the firearm industry as a salesman at a local sporting goods store in Albuquerque. During his time there, he was the go-to individual when customers came in with questions about self-defense weaponry. This experience furthered his knowledge regarding effective self-defense firearms and ammunition selection.
- Basic Combat Training
- Advanced Infantry Training
- Combat Life Saver Certification
- Sharpshooter Qualifications on the following weapon systems: M4, M 203, M249 SAW, 240 Bravo
- Purple Heart
- Good Conduct Medal
- Iraq Campaign Medal
- United States Army Anti-Terrorism Service Medal
- United States National Defense Service Medal
- Combat Infantry Badge
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