Joe Chamblin was born in Florida and raised in southern Ohio where he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 18. He served 15 years in the Marines and almost 10 of those as a Scout Sniper. He is a veteran of action in Albania in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also served in a handful of other countries while serving with various units during his time in the Corps. While on his last deployment to Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion 2d Marines in 2011 his Scout Sniper Platoon delivered a devastating toll on the enemy, inflicting well over 300 enemy KIA and numerous other casualties. It was on this deployment is also where the YouTube video was taken. Joe was the leader of the team involved and one of the Marines in the infamous "Marine Urination Video Scandal". He has now broken his silence in order to ensure his Marines entire stories are told. Stories of his men's courage, sacrifice and heroism that has become unjustly over shadowed by a 39 second video. The men of 3rd Battalion 2d Marines Scout Sniper Platoon deserve for the world to know the rest of their story.