By Jack Mandaville “I actually felt more comfortable when you and...
About RU Nick
President, CEO, and CDO (Chief Domination Officer) of Ranger Up
Pissed off one day after being inundated with Che Guevara t-shirts Nick started Ranger Up in 2006 in the midst of an anti-military, graduate school environment. He simply wanted to build an online home for those who serve to visit and feel at home. He never imagined Ranger Up would grow to be what it is today.
Nick served as an infantry officer for six years and as a sarcastic jackass for his entire life, and upon reflection, believes that he is lucky to not have been dragged into the woodline by his superior officers and beaten about the head, neck and shoulders. His friends want all junior leaders to know that Nick is not someone to emulate. Whatever bad luck voodoo doesn’t permanently affix itself to his bulbous ass will most likely become a part of your genetic makeup and next thing you know you’ll be the battalion UMO or NCOIC of the latrine burning detail.
Nick has pissed off Miss New Jersey, pretended to be a member of the X-Games, been arrested dressed as a superhero, and created fictional characters to harass his chain of command, a deployed task force, and the Stars and Stripes. Legend has it that he even touched Mikhail Gorbachev’s birthmark.
Other than his propensity to be an idiot and his innate ability to avoid punishment, there is nothing special about Nick. He isn’t a hero. He isn’t a tough guy. He isn’t a big deal. He just cares about the men and women who protect our nation and believes there is a special place in hell for those who mock their service.
Nick has a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MBA from Duke University, and received the Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos badges while in Cub Scouts.
The Wolf badge is his favorite.