It took Noah Currier all of six years to get out of his “funk.” Six years after the traumatic accident that paralyzed him from the chest down, former Marine Cpl. Currier finally found the drive to get back into competitive sports—and has been “Oscar Mike” (“on the move”) ever since.
In 2011 he officially forged the Oscar Mike apparel brand and the Oscar Mike Foundation, both of which are thriving and providing a means for anyone and everyone to get active and stay ON THE MOVE.
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Michael Larson AKA “The old man” at Oscar Mike has been a blessing to us from the moment he came aboard. Michael was a Captain in the Army and was medically retired after suffering a c5/6 spinal cord injury.
Michael has been instrumental in the growth and development of Oscar Mike and the OM foundation. Michael goes as far as jumping out of a perfectly good airplane with an OM shirt on just to support the cause and inspire others. Oh yeah… he does a good job managing our finances too!
For the better part of the last decade Marky Hladish has been drawing and designing for everyone from national brands to major label music artists, so when OM Founder Noah Currier needed an artist to create the first Oscar Mike shirts, Marky was an easy choice. In 2011, Noah invited Marky to bring his dedication and experience to the Oscar Mike team to be in charge of developing the bad-ass look and feel of all things Oscar Mike, and he’s been doing so ever since.
Paul received his degree in fine arts at the California College of Art before returning to his home state of IL. to begin his career in illustration. Over the past 35 years, he has been published thousands of times and has worked for some of America’s premiere ad agencies, corporations, and publishers. When his son Elliott deployed to Afghanistan 3 years ago, his attention turned to military and patriotic themes. When Paul isn’t painting, he can be found running, hunting or fishing.
Allie, the newest member of our staff is a graduate of the University of Illinois and an avid health nut, making her an ideal addition to the OM team. When she’s not keeping the Oscar Mike office in order or helping you, our loyal customers, with your orders she’s typically found volunteering for a local organic farm or riding her beloved blue bike Goulash.
Since she’s been around, the OM ship has never been tighter. We’ve even managed to enlist her to run for Team Oscar Mike at some tough mudder events! Thanks, Allie!
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Jesus Gallegos served in the same Marine Corps unit and Company with OM founder Noah Currier during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jesus was around when Oscar Mike was just an idea five years ago and he was around to get Oscar Mike’s first unit order.
Jesus has literally stood in a hail storm to help make a sale for Oscar Mike. We are proud to have a guy like this that will go above and beyond to accomplish any mission for the team.
Transformation is nothing new to Sgt. Rose. In a period of just a few years, he graduated at the top of his class at the University of Wisconsin with a dual degree in molecular chemistry and biochemistry, became a lumberjack, and then decided to join the Army. But then, in May of 2011 his life (and his RG-31 Mine Restraint Ambush Protected vehicle) would be turned upside down in the Shah District of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
After the incident, his first thoughts were on his driver and his gunner who were groaning, in pain, hurt, but still alive!… “Well Dad, I got a little nick but I am ok”, is how Rose later described his injuries, which resulted in paralysis from his chest down.
D-Rose brings that same outspoken spirit of positivity and mental fortitude to the Oscar Mike staff as he assists in OM events and shows.
Tim Vixay is a Marine Corps Veteran and was medically retired after suffering a C5/6 spinal cord injury. He hasn’t let that slow him down though. Tim is still active in a variety of sports, works out frequently, and is a killer one-pointer to have on your rugby team.
Tim has conquered his situation and is inspiring others to do the same. He was the perfect person to join the Oscar Mike team to further our involvement in athletics and competitive sports.