Captain Dawn Halfaker was wounded by a RPG attack while serving as a Lt in Iraq with the Military Police. She was promoted to Captain prior to her discharge. Now, the owner of a Security consulting firm and graduate student at George Washington University, she joined the Dive Pirates to the Brac in 2008. Dawn had 10-year-old Maddie Pitts as her dive buddy. Dawn is a 2001 graduate of the US Military Academy.