After leaving college Simon decided to pursue a career in the military and after some deliberation he decided to join Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Commandos. Simon enlisted in 1994 and went on to serve for 12 years finally leaving in 2006 as a Sergeant. During his service he carried out specialist training in both Arctic and Jungle Warfare and as a Military Parachutist. He served on Operations in Northern Ireland and The Gulf.
His last six years in the Marines were spent with the Landing craft branch again serving in various theatre’s of operations around the globe. Since leaving the Royal Marines, Simon worked for the RNLI in Poole Harbour, then he worked as Assistant Harbourmaster in Weymouth: his responsibilities in both jobs included harbour safety and training new recruits.
Simon’s hobbies include hockey and skiing. He started playing hockey as a junior and progressed to playing for, including the captaincy, of Swindon 1st Team: Simon also played for Wiltshire, and the West of England, both indoor and outdoor hockey and went on to represent the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy in both hockey and skiing, also representing the Combined Services at Hockey.
“I enjoy passing on the skills and experiences I have gained from my training and career to the students at MPCT to give them a head start in their chosen careers.”