Kerry Dean Fields was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. Prior to active duty, he had a brief stint working as an engineer for the Air Force Research Lab located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Following his work as an engineer, he began training to become an Air Force Pilot, an accomplishment that took a little under two years to complete. After graduation, he proceeded to fly multiple airframes all over the world. He has accumulated over 2,500 flight hours in 10+ airframes including the venerable C-17A Globemaster III. Throughout this time he has visited over 50+ countries spanning 5 continents. In addition to avidly traveling the world, he enjoys martial arts and cardio kickboxing, tinkering with computers and electronics, reading, exploration of any form to include, of course, open circuit and rebreather diving. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.