Mr. Candelore served five years on active duty as an Army officer after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in Engineering. Leaving active duty, he graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law Cum Laude in 1984. After law school, he concluded his Masters in Systems Management at the University of Southern California. Craig established his own family law firm in downtown San Diego where he has served the community ever since supervising four attorneys and nine staff. He served in the Army Reserves reaching the rank of Colonel before retiring in 2008. Assignments have included: Senior Regional Army Reserve Law Enforcement and Anti-Terrorism Officer for the tri-states of California, Nevada and Arizona. When called to active duty, he deployed in the service of his country for both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom (OIF). In OIF, he was in charge of Iraqi Police Development. He received the combat action badge and awarded the Bronze Star. Craig founded the non-profit Honoring Our Troops which addresses veteran legal needs via a monthly legal clinic and seminar.