TSgt Holley graduated from Tunstall High School in 1986 and immediately joined the US Air Force as a firefighter. Throughout his career, he became certified in numerous specialized fields within the Fire Department, including Hazmat Incident Commander, High Angle and Confined Space Rescue, Space Shuttle Rescue, and Air Rescue. During his career, he did nine combat deployments, and during his last deployment to Iraq, he served as the Base Fire Chief and the Head of Air Rescue for the 1st CAV Division of the Army. TSgt Holley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and Fire Science Technology. Holley retired from the Air Force in 2006 after 20 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked three additional years as a contractor for the Department of the Army.