Bio: Matthew served 6 years in the United States Army and retired with the rank of Sergeant. Matthew deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq, spending 25 months overseas. Trooper, a German Shepard from Texas, was suffering from starvation and severe neglect. This resulted in him losing most of his fur and his condition put Trooper on the path of euthanization. Thankfully, he was rescued and paired with Matthew. They are a great team and are working wonderfully through training.