Alan Hoekman joined the Army right out of high school as a Russian Interrogator. After spending time wearing Army fatigues, he got out of the military to become a single father of a little boy. After the military, Alan found his new home as a civilian in the world of retail security. He traveled around the United States with different retail companies fixing loss prevention programs, training, and conducting high-profile interviews of dishonest associates. Through the years as a civilian, Alan married his beautiful wife, Ileen, and had two more handsome boys. They now live in Colorado Springs, Colorado where Alan considers every day with his family a gift.