John Kipley Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army in May of 2001.  After completing his initial entry training and Airborne School, John became a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade as an Airborne Infantryman.  After deploying multiple times including one combat tour in Iraq, John decided to take a break from his military service to attend college.  John received a Bachelors Degree in Management and Leadership from Bluefield College.  John then enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve, joining the Military Police Corps and spent 5 years as a Drill Sergeant transforming american citizens into soldiers.  John is a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor and the Owner of Shepherd Defense.

Shepherd Defense is proudly located in Richmond, VA.