During his 8 years in the army, Sam serviced as an infantry soldier in 3rd battalion the rifle. During his service Sam had deployed in many places around the world such as Kenya, America and Germany to conduct training and force protection exercises as well as many UK exercises.
During his time at 3 rifles he spent 5 years in a rifle company where he then went on a promotion course where he exceeded the rank of a Lance corporal. After picking up the rank as a Lance corporal he then went to do a physical trainer instructor course. Once completing his course he then got posted to AFC Harrogate as Physical Training instructor where he spent 30 months there before returning back to unit.
During his time in the army he was part of the 3 rifles boxing team where they travelled to Cyprus and many places in UK in competition and training camps and came runners up in the inter units competitions.
After leaving the army he had a weeks leave then started at MPCT Newcastle as a training instructor.