Greg served in the United States Marine Corps from 1992-1996. His primary MOS was Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting. Overseas, he was deployed twice while stationed out of Okinawa, Japan from 1993-1994. His final 2 1/2 years were spent in Quantico, Virginia, where he served as a crew chief and became an EMT. He received letters of commendation and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his performance. Towards the end of his service, he became a trainer for his unit. Greg currently resides in Mandeville. Thank you Greg for your service!
Malik served in the US Navy from 1994-2002, where he was a part of the first ever Antiterrorism Maritime Security Forces Augmentation in the department of defense. He was stationed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71, and then Manama, Bahrain. He helped protect the US Embassy and multiple US assets in the Middle East. He is a single father of two children, a grandfather and resides in New Orleans.
Thank you Malik for your service!
Chris joined the Navy in January 2003, and after boot camp was stationed at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command to complete nuclear training as an electrian’s mate. Upon completion of nuclear training in November 2004, Chris was stationed aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), where he completed three deployments to the Pacific as well as the Persian Gulf. The first deployment, Operation Unified Assistance, was in response to the large tsunami that affected Southeast Asia, helping to provide relief to the region. Other engagements include Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Chris completed his naval service in 2009.
Thank you Chris for your service!
Zachry was born and raised in New Orleans. He joined the United States Marine Corps reserves out of High School in 2000. He went to boot camp at MCRD San Diego where he became a avionics technician on Hueys and Cobras. Zachry was assigned to NAS New Orleans HMLA 773 det. A. In 2004, he was deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2005 he volunteered to join HMLA 775 in Al-Taqaddum, Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received the Combat Action Ribbon while in Afghanistan. Zachry served six years, 3.5 active and earned the rank of Corporal.
In August 2008, Zachry joined the New Orleans Fire Department and since has earned the rank of Fire Captain. He currently serves as the officer of E12 2nd platoon, in Gentilly, New Orleans. Zachry lives with his wife of ten years, Kelly, and his two children, Fionna and George in New Orleans.
Thank you Zachry for your service!
Corey Artieta is a graduate of Central High School in Baton Rouge and University of Louisiana at Monroe. His career in the fire service started in the fall of 2006 while living in Tucson, AZ. He enrolled in an EMT class at the local Community College and then the following semester he went through a fire academy to receive additional training on the path to becoming a firefighter.
After graduation, Artieta went to work for a Picture Rocks Fire Department which is located in a rural area outside of Tucson. In 2008 he was hired by Baton Rouge Fire Department, his hometown department. In the time he has been with BRFD he has had the opportunity to work with some great people and have had some unbelievable experiences.
Since July of 2018, Artieta has since moved into our department's Training Division where on a daily basis he handle the continuing education of our firefighters and the training of new recruits.
Artieta is married to his wife, Emily Artieta, and has two daughters, Evelynn (10) and Camille (8).
Thank you Corey for your service!
Master Sergeant Brian May
Brian joined the Marine Corps in August of 2002. He has deployed overseas 3 times during his service.
Last year he ran the Toys for Tots campaign for New Orleans and the Northshore. His efforts made Christmas a little brighter for over 3000 children in our area.
Technical Sergeant Cody Nunn is a Search & Extraction Medic in the Louisiana Air National Guard, born and raised in Louisiana. TSgt Nunn served on Active Duty for 4 ½ years. During this time he flew aboard the HC-130 Combat King aircraft as a Combat Search & Rescue Loadmaster with the 71st Rescue Squadron located at Moody AFB, Georgia.
While assigned to MAFB he served on two overseas deployments and performed 108 medical evacuation missions. Throughout his deployments TSgt Nunn earned 5 Air Medals and 1 Aerial Achievement medal. TSgt Nunn achieved the rank of Senior Airman while on Active Duty. In December of 2014, TSgt Nunn transferred from Active Duty Air Force to the Louisiana Air National Guard where he became a Search & Extraction Medic with the Louisiana CERFP. The LA CERFP is a unit comprised of Army and Air National Guard members whose mission provides homeland response during a CBRNE (Chemical, Radiological, Biological, Nuclear, and High-yield Explosives) event.
Since joining the 159 Medical Group, TSgt Nunn has earned a full-time position within the unit. He has soared through the ranks and has been acknowledged numerously for his hard work and subsequently has earned the Army Achievement Medal for his performance in the LA CERFP’s 2018 External Evaluation. In March 2018, he assumed the role of Louisiana Assistant State Director of the Veteran Golfers Association. The VGA’s mission is to enrich the lives of veterans through the camaraderie and sportsmanship of golf.
Thank you Cody for your service!
Adam Burke has served his community as a firefighter for roughly 15 years total. Mr. Burke has worked for two fire departments throughout his career as a firefighter. He first started out at Live Oak Manor then transferred to St. John Office of Fire Services where he is currently stationed in Laplace.
Thank you Adam for your service!